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December 8, 2011

Enviro-Busted: Study Shows Fatalities Due to Extreme Weather Down 98% Since 1920s

by rogueoperator

According to environmental alarmists, man is increasingly in danger of being killed by manmade climate change due to increasing hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, raining kittens, heatwaves, cold spells, zombie waves, droughts, floods, volcanoes, vampire bat scourges,  plagues, locusts, pestilence, meteor strikes, super-ebola, giant racoons, the return of the dinosaurs, killer bees, pig flu, avian flu, platypus flu, unusually mild temperatures, and death itself.

Hogwash.

A study released by the Reason Foundation,  which obviously must be in the bag for the international petroleum conspiracy to sell people gas and other useful products, shows that according to public records, death due to “extreme weather” is down. Way down.

How far down is it?

The Reason Foundation report chronicles the number of worldwide deaths caused by extreme weather events between 1900 and 2010 and finds global deaths caused by extreme weather events peaked in the decade running from 1920 to 1929, when there were 241 deaths a year per million people in the world. From 1930 to 1939 there were 208 deaths a year per million people. But from 2000 to 2010 there were just 5.4 deaths a year per million people in the world. That’s a 98 percent decline in the weather-related death rate since the 1920s. Extreme weather events were responsible for just .07% of the world’s deaths between 2000 and 2010.

The extreme weather categories studied in the Reason Foundation report include droughts, floods, wildfires, storms (hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes, typhoons, etc.) and extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.

Oh. But at least there’s still the danger of raining kittens.

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