Everyone knows global warming has spawned severe hurricanes, tornadoes and other extreme weather events that are killing a lot more people, right? Well activists have made this claim, but the truth is mortality from extreme weather events has declined significantly over the past century. According to researchers Indur Goklany and Julian Morris of the Cato Institute, deaths from hurricanes, tornadoes and typhoons have declined by 55 percent over the last few decades, while the number of people who have perished from droughts and floods has steadily declined by 98 percent. With worldwide mortality from severe weather events at all time lows, it appears yet another tenet of global warming hype has been factually cooled down.
May 29, 2013 by Craig Rucker,
Craig Rucker is president and co-founder of CFACT.