Mortality

Cold temperatures kill far more people, and impose far more human misery, than hot temperatures. Mortality statistics in the United States and throughout the world show far more people die during the cold winter months than during the hot summer months. Also, mortality data show colder-than-ideal temperatures kill nearly 20 times more people globally than warmer-than-ideal temperatures – amounting to 4 million people each year dying from colder-than-ideal temperatures.

No, USA Today, Heat Waves Are Not the “Top Weather-Related Killer”

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A story in the September 12 edition of USA Today, titled “California becomes first US state to begin ranking extreme heat wave events,” erroneously claimed that excessive heat is the top weather-related killer in...

Sorry, New York Times, Data Refutes the U.N.’s Warning That Insufficient Climate Action Is...

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The New York Times (NYT) reported on a speech made by United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, in which he claimed that the world is committing suicide if there is no collective action on...

Sorry, Time, Crop Production Is Growing Due to Climate Change, Not Declining

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A recent story in Time magazine links the world’s current food supply chain crisis to climate change. This is false. Although crop production is down at the present and supplies are constrained, other factors...

Peer-Reviewed Study Confirms Cold Temperatures Kill WAY More People Than Heat

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Cold temperatures kill 45 times more people in China than warm temperatures, according to a newly published study in the prestigious peer-reviewed medical journal Lancet. The study is consistent with mortality data from around...

Wrong, U.N. and Bloomberg, Climate Change Is Not Making Weather or Immigration Worse

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A Bloomberg News story reports U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on developed countries to transfer green technologies to developing countries because rich nations have caused catastrophic climate change, imposing costs on poorer nations....

Climate Facts Unwelcome at Wellcome, Climate Change Benefitting Not Harming Health

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The London-based charitable foundation, Wellcome, published a report claiming climate change poses a global public health threat. This is false. Contrary to the Wellcome’s report, data show deaths related to extreme weather events and...

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...

Sorry, Google, Global Warming Is Saving Workers, Not Killing Them

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At the top of Google News search results today for “climate change,” Google is promoting a slate of media articles hyping a paper by the activist Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) claiming that global...

Media Misrepresents Study Showing Cold Related Deaths Outnumber Heat Related Deaths Ten-to-One

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A news release sent to media yesterday via the science press channel known as Eurekalert has been getting coverage, but not for the right reason. Eurekalert’s release, titled “5 million deaths a year caused...

Sorry, New York Times and Nature Climate Change, Climate Change Likely To Result in...

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Recently, there have been a number of media stories claiming modest global warming has caused more than a third of heat related death around the world between 1991 and 2018. These stories all reference a...

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