Health impacts

Cold temperatures kill far more people, and impose far more human misery, than hot temperatures. Colder temperatures, rather than warmer temperatures, make the net impact of diseases and viruses worse, scientific evidence shows. Carbo dioxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is essential to life on Earth and not harmful to human health. On the other hand, people who live near wind turbines frequently report negative health impacts including headaches, sleep disturbance, and cognitive impairment.

Sorry, NY Times, Climate Change Is Improving Human Health

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The New York Times published an article this morning claiming climate change is harming human health. In reality, objective data show a warmer climate is improving public health. In a story titled, “How Climate Change...

Alarmist Study Claims More Heat Deaths, Ignores Greater Number of Cold Deaths

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CNN, the Washington Post, and other media outlets are touting an alarmist paper claiming the number of days with high heat and humidity has doubled since 1979 in some parts of the world, causing...

Relax, Wisconsin Public Radio, Climate Change Isn’t Making Human Health Worse

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A story run by Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) today claims climate change poses a threat to human health. Disease and mortality data show this is false. During the recent period of modest warming, deaths...

New England Journal of Medicine Ventures into Climate Change – Fails Badly

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At the top of Google News searches today for “climate change” is a paper published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) claiming climate change harms public health by causing more wildfires. Accepting...

No, Google, Climate Change Does Not Cause Cancer

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Among the top items Google is promoting today under the search term “climate change” is a paper out of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) titled, “Climate Change Will Give Rise to...

CNN Hypes False Dengue Fever Claims, Putting Climate Fears Ahead of Facts, Again

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CNN published a story claiming climate change is causing the mosquito borne disease dengue fever to spread. This is false. As CNN’s own story notes, dengue bearing mosquitos are already endemic to the countries...

No, Doctor Merritt, ‘Climate Change’ Does Not Affect Human Health, but Weather Does

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A November 4th article in the Canadian newspaper, Victoria Times Colonist, reported, B.C. doctor clinically diagnoses patient as suffering from 'climate change.' On its face, this is an absurd claim. It is impossible to...

More Plant Life Means More Pollen: That Is Good, Not Bad

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USA Today and other media outlets are sounding the alarm today about a new alarmist paper claiming global warming is causing a lengthier pollen season, making allergies worse. In reality, a longer pollen season...

American Geophysical Union Fail: Climate Change Is Not Harming Mental Health

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is attacking objective scientific evidence and the consensus position of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by claiming global warming is harming mental health by causing...

Media Blame ‘Climate Depression’ on Tornado – As Tornadoes Become Less Frequent

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AZCentral, a subsidiary of USA Today, published an article this week tracing a woman’s depression and mental health problems to climate change, based on a tornado that struck her home when she was a...