Global warming policies are bad for your health

By |2014-06-14T12:08:06+00:00April 7th, 2014|Just the Facts Radio|4 Comments

Do global warming policies save human lives? A Stunning new report found the exact opposite. The report, entitled “Global Warming Policies Might Be Bad for Your Health,” was produced by leading researcher Dr. Indur Goklany and found that issues of poverty like malnutrition and unsafe water have a global impact of death and disease 70 times larger than that of theoretical climate change. As a result, climate policies which retard economic growth would increase global poverty and its terrible effects. Since policies to replace fossil fuels with biofuels already caused 200,000 additional deaths in 2010 alone, the world must think carefully before embarking on these costly and even deadly global warming policies.


  1. Frederick Colbourne April 19, 2014 at 4:32 AM

    “”…issues of poverty like malnutrition and unsafe water have a global impact of death and disease 70 times larger than that of theoretical climate change.”

    That is obvious to anyone with experience in developing countries.

    Nevertheless, the Asian Development Bank and SIDA (Sweden) and many other multilateral and bilateral agencies continue to press for more borrowing and more expenditure on climate mitigation measures.

    As for the development banks, they are pushing loans out the door to pay for climate mitigation infrastructure that even by their own estimates will be of no use until 30 years down the road. By that time the infrastructure will be useless because of lack of funds for maintenance.

    Developing countries gobble up the loans because the inflow of ADB money feeds corrupt local administrations.

    The World Bank is similarly alarmist but at least the WB promotes adaptation rather than mitigation. Unfortunately, the WB allows their staff and consultants to confuse extreme weather with climate change.

  2. paasingby April 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    extreme weather makes populations grow,

    Honduras is ranked 1st to have the most extreme weather in the last 20 years.

    in 1989 its population was estimated at 4.98 million people, nearly double the 1970 population of 2.63 million it is now 8,448,465 (July 2013 est.)

    • Frederick Colbourne April 22, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      You might reflect that marriage is a form of birth control. Where the father is going to stick around to help care for children, he is less likely to sire so many children. Where the father has multiple partners none of whose children he helps raise there will be more children.

      That is what you see in some countries where birth certificates have three categories: 1) legitimate, 2) illegitimate not recognized (by the father of course), 3) illegitimate but recongnized.

      The last figures I looked at for El Salvador, another Central-American Republic, one-third of the births were in each of the three categories.

      With 67% of births illegitimate, don’t expect a low birth rate.

      The weather and the climate have got nothing to do with population growth rate. Spurious correlation.

      • paasingby April 22, 2014 at 6:04 AM

        you must be right!

        good to see the climate has no effect on humans after all and that they can prosper, makes you wonder what all the fuss is about.

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