Medical journals commit remedy errors with misdiagnosis of local weather change – with that?

By H. Sterling Burnett

Almost all of the mainstream media uncritically parroted a joint statement published on behalf of more than 200 medical journals this week claiming that climate change is a serious threat to human health.

Had the media verified the facts, they would have found that the medical journals (MJS) statement was false. The data consistently show that human health has steadily improved during the recent period of modest warming. Premature deaths from temperature extremes, extreme weather events and weather-related diseases and mosquito-borne diseases have decreased dramatically and should continue to do so as the earth continues its modest warming trend.

CNN, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and dozens of other mainstream national and international outlets covered the MJS. The MJS claimed, among other things, that climate change is the “greatest threat to global public health” and that we are not drastically reducing fossil fuel consumption in the short term to prevent temperatures from rising more than 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels Levels rise Yahoo News wrote, “The persistent build-up of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere will cause ‘catastrophic damage to health’ that cannot be reversed.”

The data shows that the MJS is nothing more than climate change alarmism-related medical malpractice.

The most recent report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, AR6, finds limited evidence that extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts, extreme winter weather, etc. are severe. Although the weather is not deteriorating, global infrastructure, medical interventions, food availability and technology along with wealth have improved dramatically amid recent modest warming. As a result, deaths from climate-related events have fallen to an all-time low, falling by more than 99 percent over the past 100 years.

Regarding temperature-related health events and premature mortality, The Lancet published arguably the largest study ever to look at temperature-related exaggerated mortality in July. The authors of the study, 68 scientists representing universities and research institutes in 33 countries from all regions of the world, came to two clear conclusions: Cold temperatures contribute to far more deaths than warmer temperatures each year, and deaths related to extreme temperatures are it hot or cold, are declining.

This study confirms what research previously published in The Lancet, the Southern Medical Journal and other media outlets consistently shows that the number of deaths associated with extreme temperatures is falling dramatically.

Contrary to the MJS’s impression, the extensive scientific literature referred to in Chapter 7 of Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts and Chapter Four of Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels also shows that global warming does not cause the spread of Lyme disease , Malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and other vector-borne diseases.

Another climate-related factor that helps improve human health is the fact that food availability has improved dramatically during the period of modest global warming.

Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows that crop production and yields are growing steadily, setting new records almost every year. In fact, the FAO’s latest Cereal Supply and Demand Brief reports that almost every year new global records are set for the production of the cereals (corn, wheat, rice and similar staple foods) that make up most of the world’s food consumption as the growth in food Food production is widespread and increasing in developed and developing countries, as well as in temperate and warmer regions,

Moderately rising temperatures and increased carbon dioxide concentrations have stimulated a greening of the earth, from which agriculture has benefited enormously. As agronomy and botany explain, human adding about 135 ppm of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere has helped to drastically reduce hunger by increasing photosynthetic productivity and improving the water consumption of plants. As a result, the number of starving people has fallen by two billion since 1990 and there is 17 percent more food available per person today than 30 years ago.

Medical journals shouldn’t spread fear of the climate in order to gain political influence for medical professionals. If they really want to promote public health, especially the mental health of their readers, medical journals should stop judging in the areas of climate science, economics, and politics – areas that the vast majority of their contributors, editors, and editors are not particularly knowledgeable about .

Climate model simulations can predict a human health crisis if the earth continues to warm modestly. Real world data shows that these simulations are false and based not on evidence but on demonstrably flawed climate models.

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit research center headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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