My heart bleeds....not really. First of all, 4.5 million is just a claimed
theory, possibly backed up by some version of agenda science. 4.5 million is a
pretty small factor in a world of 6 to 7 Billion, and millions of deaths each
year from natural causes and diseases. The same number of people probably die in
work related commuting incidents all around the world each year. Maybe we should
outlaw work? Another version of "science" could probably tell you that
we could save 4.5 million lives each year by switching from one color of house
paint to another color, or by passing gas 50 fewer times each year. What a
joke! The only thing you need to focus on in this letter is the term
"climate justice". It's all about an agenda, that is anti
capitalism and freedom or private property!
This week I saw the "Chasing Ice" documentary. For those who have not
seen it make it a priority. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. The pictures are
fantastic and the change to glaciers is remarkable.
Yes and I heard that man made global climate change is causing birth defects and
HIV infections. Where did I get that information? The same place Ryan got his,
made it all up!
I am 100% convinced that climate change is real, and is caused by the injection
of CO2 into the atmosphere by human activities. The thinning of the Arctic ice
cap and the melting of Greenland's glaciers are absolutely demonstrable.
These are data that must be taken at face value.However, I'm
rather skeptical of any claims that climate change is already killing 4.5
million people per year. How can it be determined that any one death is caused
by climate change? Such unsupported claims undermine all discussion on this
You can't count all the people that die from civil unrest and from every
natural disaster as casualties of global warming. This letter is a
Agree with the sentiments. I also agree that climate change should be addressed
with reasonable legislation. But too often, people pull these numbers out of
the sky. 4.5 million people?I will call bunk on that numbers.Just like I did when gun advocates claim that that "guns are used to
prevent 1.5 to 2.5 million crimes per year".
lets all go burn a chemical bonfire in our yard and show them that the smoke is
just taken care of by some corporation.
Utter silliness. Scientists are now grappling with the "fact" that the
earth has been COOLING over the last 20 years, NOT warming. How can
this be? Well, first you can change your mantra from "global
warming" to "climate change," after which any change in the climate
now fits in your theory. Next, like Ryan here, you claim millions of
deaths in third-world countries, with absolutely no hard science possible to
prove it or disprove it. Continue with loud voice and inane logic,
whipping all bleeding-heart liberals into a frenzy, and filling young brains in
schools full of this mush.Last, sit back and watch our freedoms
slide away, as liberals and mush-brained students use their
"enlightened" perspective to enact laws that erode the bedrock
principles of our nation's success.There's a reason we are
the most powerful, wonderful, successful country in the history of the earth.
I'd prefer a MUCH stronger connection between our activities and their
effect on our climate before we put our foundational freedoms at risk.
While I fully agree that there are climate changes occurring -- probably due to
human activity -- this letter seems a bit far fetched. But it may not be very
far into the future before it will become true.
The headline blares, "Climate change kills 4.5 million people per year",
yet the letter contains not one shred of source data or any other corroborating
evidence. Just the same irrational blather that I see much too much of
surrounding this topic.The latest trend in the Global
Warming/Change/etc. fad seems to be toward the skeptical side of the argument.
One asking for a little more well-reasoned rather than half-baked rhetoric. I
am decidedly on that side and find the author of this letter as one more bit of
evidence explaining the trend.
There's plenty of science that tells us the impacts of global warming.
Truly only the people affected know the impact of loosing their children and
lives. Are you not capable of even a google search about the matter? Shameful
how many posters dismissed the letter and never even had the decency to look it
up themselves. 1 to 4.5 million. When would YOU care? Only if it's your
family?The study, by scientists at LSHTM and the World Health
Organization, concludes that children in developing countries are most
vulnerable to the impact of global warming.Most deaths would be in
developing nations in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, says Haines.
These regions would be worst hit by the spread of malnutrition, diarrhoea and
malaria as a result of warmer temperatures, droughts and floods.
Okay, I am convinced on climate change. But I have seen nothing that
substantiates a claim like this.There is a political war being waged
against the science. Making outrageous claims does no good. It only serves to
feed the opposition's frenzy.
Well with a little Google effort I found the basis of the statement at
Ecosanity.org The 4.5 million includes deaths from malnutrition cause by
drought and heat related crop failure (Mid West 2012) etc. I read
recently that 350 died from heat exhaustion on one 113 degree day in Victoria,
Australia. In the developed World we record deaths from heat exhaustion but I
doubt anyone bothers at Fox looks up deaths on Africa. or Asia. Lets stop the Left Right rubbish and take our collective heads out of the sand
and start looking at what has happened in recent history. The changes in the
climate are happening faster on a world wide basis than before. But the shock
jocks will never tell you that.
The letter writer makes a claim that climate change kills 4.5 million a year and
then provides absolutely zero substantiation for that claim. It's hard to
accept that number has any validity.But it also really doesn't
matter. If science and medicine could absolutely prove that climate change was
directly responsible for 4,514,372 deaths world-wide last year, what difference
would it make to us here in the U.S.? We love life. Just ask any of us. But
we value corporate profits even more. If we were faced with indisputable facts
that climate change were causing death and the only remedy to the problem were
to increase costs to corporations, I have little doubt that, as a society, we
would find some way to rationalize the need minimize costs to corporations.
Yes, breathing is hazardous to everyones health. We all die because of it.Air, land and Water Pollution is something to worry about. We all breath
out C02, which makes great green plants. Methane can be regulated by feeding
cows oregano and finding something that eats termites. Your claims
are not worth the paper printed on. Lets focus on the clean air, land and water.
We both can agree on that one. And if that isn't enough, we
need to get better seeing and stopping large space rocks from landing in Russia,
and other places.
It's like ultra-Conservatives seem to be lacking any and all "common
sense".All-or-Nothing, Extremeism.From Pollution to Gay
raights.Aboration to Gun access to criminals and the insane.There is no miccle ground, no leeway, no compromise, no balance.Just flaming All-or-Nothingism.This is why the will neve win
This letter and airnaut represent hysteria and intolerance at their most
laughable: it doesnt really help the causeClimate change exists -
because it has always existed - even before manMan can mess his nest - but
a good volcano can too - and mindless extremist hysteria proves absolutely
nothing (other than the desperation of the hysterical)I am
supportive of reasonable efforts to clean the environment - but not zealotry
based greenwash By the way: according to the world health
organization; 2.5 million die each year from alcohol - where is the concern?
The ironic thing is that if we followed what the politicians want to do, we will
kill more people to food shortages or increased costs of food and
medications.However, according to NASA, with a modest increase in
global temperatures we can feed millions of more people. The problem isn't
the climate change, but politics that prevent the poor from being fed and
getting the care they need.