Climate Alarmism on steroids, we are in a "global climate crisis"

You just gotta love the phrase “unprecedented shift in temperature”, as if somehow people aren’t able to handle climate shifts say, like the difference in average annual temperature between New York and Miami (which is far greater than that caused by climate change), or the fact that humans simultaneously inhabit Antarctica and Death Valley, CA. No, they simply can’t handle such shifts in temperature. The only conclusion here is that for their health, we must stop people from moving to different climates in order to save their health.

Experts assess the impact of climate change on public health

New Issue of the Annals of Global Health explores the health consequences of climate change and doctors urge action to help mitigate risks and prepare for new challenges

ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES

New York, NY, March 1, 2016 – Climate change is already having a noticeable impact on the environment and global health. Around the world extreme weather events, increased temperatures, drought, and rising sea levels are all adversely affecting our ability to grow food, access clean water, and work safely outdoors. Soon in some areas, the transformation will be so drastic and devastating that native populations will be displaced and forced to find new homes as environmental refugees. In a review published in the Annals of Global Health, doctors warn of the impending public health crisis brought on by climate change and call for action to help prepare the world for what is ahead.

As we begin to experience an unprecedented shift in temperature, we are starting to see the immense impact climate change will have on people around the world, especially those living in low-income countries. Bearing the brunt of the damage caused by climate change, low-income nations are especially susceptible because their economies often rely solely on agriculture and most do not possess the resources to ease the risks posed by climate events.

Low-income countries contribute just a tiny fraction of greenhouse gases (GHG), yet, they stand to lose the most if something is not done to curb emissions. In 2004, the United States, Canada, and Australia approached 6 metric tons (mt) of GHG per capita, while per-capita GHG emissions in low-income countries was only 0.6 mt overall.

“As global temperature increases, rich countries’ economies continue to prosper, but the economic growth of poor countries is seriously impaired,” explained co-author Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine. “The consequences for economic growth in poor countries will be substantial if we continue on a ‘business-as-usual’ path of increasing carbon dioxide concentrations and rapid climate change, with poor countries’ mean annual growth rate decreasing from 3.2% to 2.6%.”

The adverse health effects of climate change will be broad and will tax public health resources globally. Vector-borne diseases, foodborne and waterborne illnesses, malnutrition, respiratory and allergic disorders, heat-related disorders, collective violence, and mental health problems will all likely increase due to climate change. Already vulnerable populations including the poor, minority groups, women, children, and older people will face the greatest challenges brought on by climate-caused illness. Malaria, Rift Valley fever, tick-borne encephalitis, and West Nile virus disease are spreading due to climate change.

Along with minority populations and poor people, women are more vulnerable to the health consequences of climate change. Co-author investigator Jonathan A. Patz, MD, MPH, Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison explained, “There are many ways in which climate change disproportionately affects women, including and especially adolescent girls. In low-income countries, women and adolescent girls generally assume primary responsibility for gathering water, food, and fuel for their households. Climate change-induced droughts make this work much more difficult.”

Because the challenges presented by climate change disproportionately affect already vulnerable groups, investigators warn that caution must be exercised when trying to manage the effects of climate change. “International organizations and governments at the national, state/provincial, and local levels should ensure that human rights are considered in developing and implementing mitigation and adaptation measures,” noted Dr. Levy. “Nongovernmental and humanitarian organizations need to hold governments accountable in protecting and promoting these human rights.”

Positive progress on this front emerged last December in Paris from the UN Conference of the Parties (COP21) on climate change. World leaders gathered there agreed to establish a $100 billion fund to pay for both energy development as well as damages already incurred by poorer nations. “The agreement, which included the concept of ‘damages,’ clearly shows a recognition of the imbalance between industrialized nations that have caused climate change and those countries already bearing the brunt of extreme weather impacts,” said Dr. Patz, who attended the Paris meeting.

Now is the time to address these issues and determine proper plans of action. In this issue ofAnnals of Global Health, “Climate Change, Global Health, and Human Rights,” guest editor Holly G. Atkinson, MD, Program Director of Human Rights, Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explained, “In many places around the globe where upheavals are occurring, public health systems have broken down. As a consequence, for example, we have witnessed the resurgence of polio–an ancient disease almost eradicated in 2012. Despite the evidence, many people remain substantially uninformed about the link between climate change and global health.”

Public health problems resulting from climate change continue to increase, and yet, we are slow to react. With the most vulnerable populations among us set to sustain the most damage, this review in the Annals of Global Health urges swift and decisive action to protect poor people, women, children, older people, and other vulnerable populations from the health consequences of climate change now and in the future.

“The global climate crisis threatens most people and their human rights,” concluded Dr. Patz. “The adverse consequences of climate change will worsen. Addressing climate change is a health and human rights priority, and action cannot be delayed. Mitigation and adaptation measures must be equitable, respecting, protecting and promoting human rights.”

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Analitik

The global climate crisis response threatens most people and their human rights

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Richard G

Yeah the alarmists are threatening, the climate not so much.

ShrNfr

Rubbish.

Why so kind? “World to end tomorrow, women to be worst affected.” How could climate change be affecting our health when without expensive instruments we wouldn’t even be able to tell it’s happening? The global temperature graph, to the limited extent that it has any credibility at all, shows a rise of 1 degree in the last century. (The human just-noticeable-difference for temperature is about 0.5C.) This is lost in the natural variation during the day.
No, that article isn’t rubbish. It’s chock full of deliberate lies, which is worse.
People sometimes worry about the spread of disease-bearing mosquitoes. Climate isn’t moving them, ships and aeroplanes are.

diogenese2

“How could climate change be affecting our health when without expensive instruments we wouldn’t even be able to tell it’s happening?”
Ah – but the medicos have expensive instruments as well. They have masses of data which can be mined to “prove” how sick we all are. Otherwise we would never know!

Luke

But climate change makes the conditions suitable for disease carrying mosquitoes across larger areas.
http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?pid=S0042-96862000000900009&script=sci_arttext&tlng=e

@Luke-
Aedes Egypti mosquitoes, the ones mostly responsible for spreading human diseases, reproduce in almost any undisturbed little puddle- old tires, an empty cup, water in pockets in the ground under brush and trees, a little puddle in a tiremark under an old car, water collected in pockets at the trunk of trees. They mostly breed around human habitations and only fly a few hundred yards during their brief lives.
They are spreading, if at all, because people are living in more places and bring them with unintentionally. And any place people live and use fires provides a nice, little, local heat island for them to breed in.

Well said Richard.

Luke

philohippus: Their overall range of Aedes aegypti is still limited by temperatures. If not, why don’t they occur in cities and suburbs around the world? Here is a paper documenting the influence of temperature and precipitation on their distribution in Australia.
http://rap.ucar.edu/staff/steinhoff/Exp_summer2013/Papers/Experiments/Kearney_et_al_2009.pdf

cirby

“Soon in some areas, the transformation will be so drastic and devastating that native populations will be displaced and forced to find new homes as environmental refugees.”
Is that in addition to the predicted fifty million climate refugees we were supposed to have by 2010?

Smart Rock

You probably thought those millions of refugees leaving Syria were leaving because their government and the Russian air force were dropping bombs on them. Wrong!!! Climate change has made their country uninhabitable. You read it here first.

AJB
MscottFla

Smart Rock That was Great !!!

Owen in GA

Well, high explosives do tend to change the local environment! Talk about localized warming effects.

Greg Cavanagh

Climate Change causes wars, therefor; it is a Climate related catastrophe.
Sadly its not a /sac. It has indeed been claimed.
(though not believed).

Luke

Smart Rock: There is support for the role of climate change in the Syrian refugee crisis.
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/11/3241

MarkW

There is support for a belief that space aliens kidnapped Elvis too.

No it’s an update to Paul Ehrlich’s thesis of fuel and food shortages cause population displacement and collapse in the late 20th century. Just moving the goal posts again. You have to maintain the gloom if you expect doom to be the only possible result.

FJ Shepherd

The Black Plague reduced the population of Europe by around 50% in three years, from 1347 to 1350, Are we to run around like chicken littles whenever we discover flees on our pets or see a rat?

NW sage

“fleas or rats” – You’ve been talking to my wife!

David Ball

So I gotta pull out the old “the end is nigh” sandwhich board again?

SMC

You forgot, “REPENT!”

emsnews

Except if you are rich or famous. Then you get to fly private jets and sail in huge yachts and live in palaces while whining that the rest of us are causing it to be slightly warmer in Palm Beach or Santa Barbara.

You have just been introduced to the medical DeCaprios. They live in the western world, collect six figure salaries and enjoy all modern conveniences, including the safe zones of universities. They even spew CO2 into the air by flying to Paris, and probably consumed enough calories in one week to keep a poor family alive for a month. Polio is easily defeated. Perhaps these self-righteous medicos should get a supply of vaccines and go help folks who need help. I have never heard the heroes who risk life fighting ebola blame climate change. We must remember that 50% of med students graduated in the bottom half of their class.

sabretruthtiger

AGW is like an apocalyptic colon, the end is Nye. (Bill Nye that is)

Jeff Alberts

Irritable Bowl Science Guy

Jeff Alberts

Irritable Bowel, too. 😉

MarkW

I thought you were referencing the bowl he uses to cut his hair.

Isn’t there a list of the many effects of CO2? Now we can add breakdown of health systems increasing polio. Or, was the breakdown of some governments precipitated by mandatory using food for fuel programs which raised world wide costs for food? In other words, the response to the non-problem of climate change is the problem.
Sigh. . . . I suppose it’ll only get crazier as the next ice age returns. (well, that’ll be CO2’s fault too – the amazing all purpose molecule)

Admad

There certainly is – I used it here

Robert

When ‘asteroids’ popped up at 0:13, a waited the whole rest of the video for ‘hemorrhoids’. 🙂

AJB
Michael Jankowski

Somehow Florida is handling all of the climate refugees that have bum-rushed the state now that states are letting-out for spring break. Many of them apparently can only afford minimal clothing and spend lots of time bathing at the beach. They are so delirious that some of them bathe in the “sun” instead of the water!

William

However, I do note that the effects of climate change on these skimpily clad delusionals can be mitigated by the lavish application of sunscreen.
In the interests of serving humanity, I volunteer my time to help these hapless ladies in the application of sunscreen.
Oh, the humanity!

SMC

But hasn’t it been shown that some of the chemicals in sun screen damage choral reefs?

SMC

…coral reefs

Neo

I’m sure Climate Change also causes an undiscovered contagious hemarhoid disease.

Owen in GA

SMC, I thought I heard singing when I used to scuba dive on Guam. It was those choral reefs I tell ya.

barryjo

Such sacrifice.

Greg Cavanagh

to Owen in GA; More likely Sirens, they are so named because they lure sailors to their doom. You were already underwater so they thought you had already drowned.

BruceC

@ Owen in GA. Has Guam tipped over yet?

Owen in GA

BruceC,
I watched that hearing on CSPAN when it was happening and had to clean my TV screen from the spew of my beverage. That Atlanta congresscritter proved himself to be the finest example of political cranial-rectal inversion disease seen in the western hemisphere.
I thought the Admiral’s reaction was the best example of military discipline I have seen in my life. I am glad it was he and not I in the chair because they would have had to pick me up off the floor from an uncontrollable laughing fit.
Now if he had asked about whether the island had water and power resources sufficient to support the Marine Division and Navy Submarine Squadron, I would have understood his concern, but to surmise that an island in the Pacific Ocean formed by the eruptions of two separate volcanic events (north is a shield type formation, south is a cone) would somehow “tip over” was beyond ridiculous.

MarkW

A choral reef? How symphonic.

doctors urge action to help mitigate risks
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The complaint department was last seen at the Paris Climate Conference. If doctors are unhappy with the outcome they should throw out the politicians that made it happen. Until then stop whining and grow a pair.

ozspeaksup

Id prefer doctors putting some shove onto bigpharma to clean up their act and allow needed meds at affordable cost to the 3rd world.
and for that IN USA also. your medscam system is a nightmare.
sorta reckon thats useful
food and clean water prob even MORE worthwhile , power as well.

MarkW

Why should companies be forced to sell their products below cost?

MarkW–I agree, but the real issue with pharma is that most of the world takes advantage of US patent law, and “administers” the prices–in other words engages in intellectual property violations. It is the wussiness of the US government that allows the US market to absorb most of the cost of developing drugs.

Craig

Oz, Big pharma makes a revenue out of misery and guess what, so do Doctors! Anyone involved in healthcare has a job thanks to bigpharma so let’s stop pharma bashing and accept that big pharma has massively impacted on our health and longetivity. Big pharma does more good work in third world countries than it is acknowledged.

Asp

The medical profession has succumbed to the left-green-progressive propaganda.
The reality is that the poor in this world will only improve their material and physical wellbeing through access to cheap reliable energy. That excludes ‘renewables’.

Tim

“access to cheap reliable energy?” “Improve their material and physical wellbeing?”
Now, we can’t let that happen, can we. These buggers could then just get affluent and become trade or military threats to us special people that’s running the joint. Let them build windmills.

Yup Catastrophic Climate is happening, it is happening right now, for all to see..
Where?
Um .. well not right here..over there.
Eh?
Notice the absence of named locations, where “citizens of the world” can observe this global catastrophe.

Chris in Melb

Is there actually anywhere a proven case of sea level rise affecting the ability to produce food?

It’s hard to find an actual proven case, but the situation in Thailand is reportedly dire. “The effects of climate change, including higher surface temperatures, floods, droughts, severe storms and sea level rise, put Thailand’s rice crops at risk and threaten to submerge Bangkok within 20 years.“. That was written in 2008 http://www.climate.org/topics/international-action/thailand.htm so the great city of Bangkok will cease to exist in just 12 years time! That the situation is genuinely serious is demonstrated by the collapse of Thailand’s food production index since the start of man-made global warming, from 28 in 1961 to a paltry and life-threatening 128.49 in 2013 (the latest data).
http://www.indexmundi.com/facts/thailand/food-production-index
It’s amazing that Thailand somehow manages to sustain its population, and that there hasn’t yet been a mass exodus. In fact, 100,000 ignorant fools migrated to Thailand in 2012 (the latest data) not realising that their days there would be so severely limited. http://www.tradingeconomics.com/thailand/net-migration-wb-data.html
Someone, somewhere, needs to get correct information out there, so that diabolical mistakes like this can be avoided.
/sarc
Someone, somewhere, needs to get correct information out there, so that diabolical mistakes like this Global Health article can be avoided.

Patrick MJD

My mate migrated there over 10 years ago. There is no shortage of anything there, even faster internet speeds and bandwidth than the, so called, lucky country (Australia).

Glenn999

with articles like this
I hereby demand the abolition of the /sarc tag
immediately
thank you

Well, as someone who has for fifteen years commuted between new permanent residence (no state income tax) South Florida and old permanent residence Chicagoland ( big state income tax) plus Wisconsin farm about 40 miles west of U. Wisc. Madison, I can assure you this paper is wrong. I thrive. Northern Snowbirds drive South Florida property values up. Heavy winter snow helps that. Nobody worried about SLR, they all want as close as possible to Fort Lauderdale beach. OTOH, more Wisconsin snow is good for the farm, alfalfa contours, and my farm snowmobiles. And apparently also dryland plants which are worldwide are greening thanks to my carbon footprint (very modest compared to Gore and DiCaprio).

SMC

Well, the global elite/glitterati can’t be expected to stoop so low as to limit their carbon emissions like the rest of us plebes. There are appearances to maintain, after all.

Trebla

Yes, I noticed that at the Oscars, as 45 foot long black landbarges crawled along to finally drop off their 123 pound starlets on the red carpet. No carpooling here eh? And no electric limos either.

NW sage

The sky is falling – THE SKY IS FALLING!!

Relax. And if you need help relaxing, Mr. Dalek is at your service.

Pat Frank

Around the world [CO2-emissions-caused] extreme weather events, increased temperatures, drought, and rising sea levels are all adversely affecting our ability to grow food, access clean water, and work safely outdoors.
Starting out with a set of lies, as they do, why would they expect anyone to believe anything else they say?

SMC

Because many believe what they are told without checking? I believe it’s called gullibility. PT Barnum had something to say about suckers.

JohnKnight

“Starting out with a set of lies, as they do, why would they expect anyone to believe anything else they say?”
They don’t, I am rather sure. It’s just got to appear as though THEY feel justified in declaring an emergency and implementing various emergency type responses/actions. To whom? The guys with the big guns . . And even then, just the little guys in that class.

Pat Frank

JohnKnight, having learned by direct experience that climate models are scientifically incompetent, that the temperature record composers don’t know a bloody thing about systematic error (and resist being informed), and that paleo-temperature reconstructers think that statistics is physics, I no longer believe that deceit explains the entire phenomenon. It’s a culture of self-reinforcing incompetence; likely with pious deceit as the nucleating seed.

Pat….that was exactly my 1st thought.

Pat Frank

kokoda, it does get tedious, doesn’t it, the same old BS.

Pat Frank

SMC, I’m sure you agree that people aspiring to write about science should first check their facts. One wouldn’t expect physicians to understand climate science, but how hard is it to verify the facts? They’ve been foolishly careless, at the least.

JohnKnight

Pat,
This is what you asked;
“Starting out with a set of lies, as they do, why would they expect anyone to believe anything else they say?”
That does not match your response to me, as I read it.
I think your original question reflects the reality we face. Some on board may be true believers, but I don’t think the people driving the boat are.

Pat Frank

Hi John — The original statement referred to the physicians. They lied about the facts.
My later comment referred to climate scientists, and their general incompetence. But I agree, it was at a tangent from the meaning of your response.

jpatrick

There was a time when Elsevier would not have published such propaganda.

ozspeaksup

oh come on
they publish anything they get PAID to..evidenced the SSRI and other falsified drug raveups
and make a motza charging to access a lot of what was TAXPAYER funded original research they buy up

David

Minorities. poor people, and women will be hardest hit? Since I’m a middle aged, straight white, Christian male, I’m already, by definition, supremely privileged, utterly callous to the suffering of others, and incapable of redemption, why should I lose any sleep?

TheLastDemocrat

Exactly. BTW, I look forward to seeing you again next year, David, as we white Christian males hold our annual divide-up-the-privilege meeting.

lee

My wife on the other hand is female and old and doubly damned. 🙂

ozspeaksup

dont worry mate…if she reads what you said- YOU will be damned as well 😉

TA

Isn’t it amazing how real a false reality can become in the minds of some people. These guys are True Believers. It’s not their fault, they are just basing their assumptions on what NASA and NOAA told them was going to happen. They have been duped, but they do not realise it yet.
I would like them to provide some evidence for this claim:
“Climate change is already having a noticeable impact on the environment and global health. Around the world extreme weather events, increased temperatures, drought, and rising sea levels are all adversely affecting our ability to grow food, access clean water, and work safely outdoors.”
What noticable impact is it having? What extreme weather events? What increased temperatures? What drought? Where is the sea level rising so high as to interfere with human endeavors?
Saying it’s so, doesn’t necessarily make it so.

Luke

TA Says: “What noticable impact is it having? What extreme weather events? What increased temperatures? What drought? Where is the sea level rising so high as to interfere with human endeavors?”
1. The drought in Syria which is at least partially responsible for the refugee crisis in Europe.
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/11/3241
2. Massive floods in Pakistan leading to displacement of millions of people and huge impacts of the infrastructure of the country.
“Devastating flooding that has swamped one-fifth of Pakistan and left millions homeless is likely the worst natural disaster to date attributable to climate change, U.N. officials and climatologists are now openly saying.”
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-the-flooding-in-pakist/
3. Concurrent droughts and heat waves in the US.
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/37/11484.full.pdf
It isn’t hard to find evidence for the link between climate change and natural disasters.

Bruce Cobb

Hate to break it to you Luke, but weather is not climate. Any “link” between natural disasters and your faux manmade climate change is pure fantasy on your part.

TA

Luke, there were droughts in Syria, and floods in Pakistan, and concurrent droughts and heatwaves in the U.S., before human-caused global warming/climate change became a factor. Compare the concurrent droughts and heatwaves in the U.S. today to those that took place in the decade of the 1930’s. There’s no comparison. The decade of the 1930’s was much hotter than it is today, and nobody was claiming humans were causing the extreme weather that was taking place during that time.
Now, today, the weather is much more benign, yet we are told this is the “hottest year ever!”, and as a result, every little weather event is now caused by human interference in the natural climate process. I don’t think so. I see no proof. I see lots of speculation.

Michael Carter

The only thing that can halt a continuation of this type of thing is a steady decline in recorded average global temperature over at least one decade. I hope I live to see it.

SMC

Good luck with that. With the current research and projections each year will be hotter than the preceding year, ad infinitum, according to the CAGW faithful.

Michael Carter

🙂 I would love to see a top stock market investor look at the subject in depth and place a bet on the next 10-year trend. Oh how things would be so different should people have to put real money on their projections I’m still calling it 50:50

Tim

Yes, but the boy can only cry wolf for so long, and then the towns folk will choose to ignore him.

Andre Lauzon

With the $100 billions pledged in Paris, should they not be building new homes far inland for the millions of “ocean invasion” refugees. Canada accepted 25,000 war refugees recently but they do not know where to house them. What will happen when most of our Maritime Provinces are submerged?

PeterK

“What will happen when most of our Maritime Provinces are submerged?”
You fret over a non issue. Don’t you know that once the Maritime Provinces are submerged due to global warming / climate change, the northern portions of all the Canadian Provinces will also undergo global warming / climate change.
There will be thousands and thousands of square miles where new homes will be built and it will be so warm that the new prairies of the Canadian north will allow for two grain crops to be grown each year.
And we will all live happily for the rest of our lives.

indefatigablefrog

Hang on – I thought that most of the coast of Canada was suffering from the terrible prospect of a sea level DROP. Like this – http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/4728/why-is-relative-sea-level-falling-in-hudson-bay

TheLastDemocrat

Open access. Did they post the reviewers and reviewers’ names?

So they keep saying we’re all doomed and nothing happens. For decades no nothing has happened. At what point do we make doom-mongering a crime? And what about all the money they’ve raked in? Doesn’t the law take F + raud seriously anymore? How about T + reason?

Greg Cavanagh

A very good question A.D.
Lying in advertising is a crime. Lying to an authority figure (police, judge, government official) is a serious crime.
So when are people who lie in these sorts of studies on government money going to be jailed?

Tim

Jailed? Never. Promoted is more likely.

Sun Spot

Good grief “unprecedented shift in temperature”, try living anywhere in Canada. climate change pfffftttt

@ Sun Spot 6:06 pm, from the article;
In 2004, the United States, Canada, and Australia approached 6 metric tons (mt) of GHG per
capita, while per-capita GHG emissions in low-income countries was only 0.6 mt overall.
When ever I read a sentence like that it just illustrates how uninformed these people are about Canada. One of the largest countries (land mass) in the world a population of only 37 million people and travel distances, winters ,( that FI, Bangladesh, India, Africa rarely get). I wish they would divide the amount of CO2 that India puts out and divide that # by 37 million instead of 1 billion they use and see where the per capita #’s end up ( and the one other thing that really irks me is the fact that Canada has to be one of the largest CO2 sinks on the planet but they never mention that.

Another Ian

@ another Ian, march1 , sorry I didn’t reply sooner, I did read that and thanks really an eye opener! And I’ll try to see if there is something like it in Canada, thanks again.

CD in Wisconsin

Quotes from the paper:
“As global temperature increases, rich countries’ economies continue to prosper, but the economic growth of poor countries is seriously impaired,” explained co-author Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine…….”
“Along with minority populations and poor people, women are more vulnerable to the health consequences of climate change. Co-author investigator Jonathan A. Patz, MD, MPH, Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison explained, “There are many ways in which climate change disproportionately affects women, including and especially adolescent girls…..”
“Now is the time to address these issues and determine proper plans of action. In this issue of Annals of Global Health, “Climate Change, Global Health, and Human Rights,” guest editor Holly G. Atkinson, MD, Program Director of Human Rights, Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explained,…..”
Ummm…..did these guys get the memo that food production (from what I understand) has been on the rise, global temps have been flat, and that extreme weather events (hurricanes anyway) have not been on the rise?
Can they have their medical licences reviewed for questionable conduct of this nature (making statements in a paper that do not seem to be supported by observational data)?
Some way, somehow, somebody someday needs to start cracking down on this garbage.

Mohatdebos

I was going to post the same message. World grain production is at an all-time high, grain prices are falling, and will fall further now that Argentina has gotten rid of their socialist leader. As for weather-related catastrophes, we should send them Warren Buffett’s letter to stockholders. Buffett owns one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world.

AJB
MarkW

Is that guy in the back trying to direct the security services to come grab the crazy woman before she hurts someone?

TA

Merkel has already hurt a “lot” of people. She is a delusional leader who has created a huge threat to all of Europe with her refugee policies. European women can’t even walk their own streets anymore without fear.

The temperature has been nearly flat for 18 years. So immediate panic is the proper response. Sometime in the undefined future, dreadful things are going to happen. Send more money. I think I missed something.

A bit of topic, but I went to look at Cook’s “Skeptical Science- John Cook site and looked at the home page, most of the articles had ZERO comments, kinda strange. (this what I tapped on, copied and pasted this a minute ago, it is in the right hand column).
* Due to (1) deletion, extension and amending of user comments, and (2) undated post-publication revisions of article contents after significant user commenting. I can’t figure out what he is trying to say.

MarkW

Anyone who disagrees with the sites controllers is banned, so I guess there aren’t a lot of posters left.

Mike Bromley the Kurd

“Climate change is already having a noticeable impact on the environment and global health. Around the world extreme weather events, increased temperatures, drought, and rising sea levels are all adversely affecting our ability to grow food, access clean water, and work safely outdoors.”
Plagiarists.

RockyRoad

What I worry about most is why they’re “setting the table” with a meme by which they could suspend individual freedoms. They’re doing all they can to propagandize a fantasy so something must be up.

Logoswrench

Or what about the unprecedented temperature shifts between day and night? Lol. Alarm!!Alarm!!!

Tom Judd

‘Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine. “The consequences for economic growth in poor countries will be substantial if we continue … with poor countries’ mean annual growth rate decreasing from 3.2% to 2.6%.”’
Well Barry (appropriate name, that), you mean Barack Obama’s gonna’ be their president too?

KevinK

NEWSFLASH…..World to End Tomorrow……Women, Children, Minorities, Poor People AND Climate Refugees Most Effected…….Film at 11……
Pardon me while I YAWN…….

Steve Oregon

Is it too much to ask for a single, specific example (with location) of where and how one of these issues is occuring?

RockyRoad

That’s the beauty of their fantasy.

Hoyt Clagwell

I hereby declare that “unprecedented” is now officially the most overused and abused word in the English language.

KevinK

Hoyt, it is totally unprecedented for anyone to declare words as “most overused”, like totally man…
But “I dig where you are coming from”……

Richard G

Also the use of the word “robust” is unprecedented.

I just find it very depressing – that these total morons who write and publish this garbage of lies and deceit STILL feel that they can get away with it.

Catcracking

This report is rubbish.
It lacks any rational as to how the non existent global warming has the proclaimed impact.
Lacking any hard data to support their hypothesis, the alarmists resort to abstract scenarios with no logical connection given the fact that appaently the claimed warming occurs mostly due to a higher low rather than a higher high and the fact that the claimed warming is mostly not where many people live (Arctic)?

RockyRoad

They lie to us then they can control us and use the lies as justification. They’re evil through and through.

Richard

Wow. Sounds like we are so vulnerable to climate change that we can’t survive.
It’s a good thing there has never been climate change in the past or humans wouldn’t have survived.

gnomish

smells like a desperate push to keep the momentum.
this is the money.quote enshrined by the sermon:
“World leaders gathered there agreed to establish a $100 billion fund to pay for both energy development as well as damages already incurred by poorer nations.”
the money isn’t there yet, right?
there is a real possibility it won’t be if there’s a pause in the drumbeat.
the pause that refreshes!

Temps keep going up.
“The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for February, 2016 is +0.83 deg. C, up almost 0.3 deg C from the January value of +0.54 deg. C (click for full size version), which is a new record for the warmest monthly anomaly since satellite monitoring began in late 1978.”
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2016/03/uah-v6-global-temperature-update-for-feb-2016-0-83-deg-c-new-record/

Temps have been going up for 400 years.
Good thing we didn’t try and stop it then or we’d still be in the Little Ice Age.

Roy Spencer also reports that the tropics are about 0.3 C cooler than February 1998.

Richard Barraclough

And the UAH Pause has well and truly vanished.
I wonder if the RSS Pause will suffer the same fate when February’s numbers come out this week?

4 eyes

Far too many assertions that have no basis in fact or scientific experiment AFAIK. Would any alarmist try to quote scientific references for the more outrageous predictions in this article?

We can assume that several million dollars of our taxes were granted to these doctors to “fund their research” which lead to the report presented here. I want to scream. I want to cry. I want to laugh. We can assume they truly believe that their paper is based on valid scientific calculations that confirm that man-kind’s use of fossil fuels which exhaust carbon dioxide into the air is having a profound negative impact on the climate of Earth. We can assume that they truly believe that 97% of scientists accept the global climate change predictions are valid beyond question and that widely publicized results of climate change underway are a horrid consequence of our burning of fossil fuels. We can assume that they regard people such as me who challenge the basic theory of carbon dioxide driving dramatic climate change as it interacts with water vapor in the atmosphere as pathetic losers who have sold out to the special interests who continue to power our civilization with fossil fuels. Yes, I want to scream. I want to cry.

I’ve laughed. I’ve screamed. I’ve cried.
Now I’m just numb.

F. Ross

Ya’ know that stuff that comes out of the south end of a northbound horse?
That’s what this is all about.

Well said.

Robert

This is not just ‘rubbish’. It is outrageously bad ‘science’. The idea that there is any evidence that the health and well being of humans is retrogressing is unequivocally wrong. For arguably the first time in history, human welfare has progressed enormously in the past 200 years, and this progress has greatly accelerated since WWII. There is simple scientific proof of this available to anyone with web access.
Simply visit gapminder.com and plot longevity and child mortality by country for the years 1945 to 2015. These statistics are highly reliable and don’t require ‘adjustments’. You can plainly see an inexorable march with greatly improved statistics in all regions of the world. To top it off, there is an accelerating trend of human welfare in sub-Sahara Africa over the past 15 years (despite the ravages of AIDS, ebola, and any other disease thrown in their way).
For a medical doctor to proclaim that AGW is a growing threat to the poorest of the poor is gross malpractice. The threat is posed by technocrats and technocrats in waiting who wish to impose a new world order with expensive energy.
I have a video which displays these statistics in compelling fashion but I am not familiar with how to post it in the comments section. Can anyone offer help there?

Mjw

“THE CRISIS” is that they are realising that people have woken up to the scam.

Bob Denby

Treating the authors of this screed with derision seems to be a common thread among the commentators (above) who, knowing better, understand its inaccuracies. BUT while so doing, our pockets are being picked big-time!
This movement is being led, skillfully, by serious opportunists who, given their way, have no interest in climate-change other than to use the fear of it’s claimed, man-caused change to defeat Capitalism world wide. Understanding the science (or lack thereof), while essential, isn’t enough to avoid the economic devastation these whackos have in store for us, given their way. The movement needs to be actively blocked at every turn!

commieBob

… our pockets are being picked big-time! …

Our pockets are being picked from all sides. The problem, like the climate, is complicated, wicked even. It’s not just the evil capitalists and rent seekers. It’s not just the evil commies like Obama and Naomi Klein.
The Tea Party and the Occupy Movement are symptoms of the same problem as are Trump and Sanders. Folks are seriously ticked off but don’t know where to put the blame. And for those who purport to have easy solutions –

There is always a well-known solution to every human problem–neat, plausible, and wrong. H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Second Series, 1920

We do have a money pile problem:

“Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.” J. Paul Getty

Rather than investing their money and creating jobs, many corporations have just been letting it pile up. link link They have created big stinking piles of money. That’s one problem for sure.
Every activist views problems as an opportunity to push their change agenda. That includes the commies who want to bring down capitalism. We all know how that worked in Russia. On the other hand, the libertarians who view taxation as theft are equally wrong. I guarantee that the solution is not any of the easy, simple, obvious solutions being pushed on us from all sides.
So Bob, you aren’t wrong …

MarkW

When times are uncertain, doing nothing is often the best option.
To the extent that companies are sitting on cash, it’s because the political situation is so uncertain that it isn’t clear that there are any safe places left to invest it.

MarkW

As to taxation is theft, what do you call it when a man with a gun demands you hand over your money or else?
Just because a majority of people have voted to take your property, doesn’t make those actions right.

commieBob

MarkW says:
March 2, 2016 at 6:30 am
As to taxation is theft, what do you call it …

I call it carrying my weight.

MarkW

Fascinating how demanding that other people pay more in taxes is defined as carrying your weight?

MarkW

PS: Almost half of all citizens pay nothing in income taxes? Why don’t you demand that they start paying their weight?
The top 10% of income earners, despite earning only about 30% of all income pay over 50% of all income taxes. They are already carrying way more than their own already, yet there are those like you who want to shift even more of the burden onto them.

commieBob

MarkW says:
March 2, 2016 at 10:31 am
Fascinating how demanding that other people pay more in taxes is defined as carrying your weight?

No, paying my own taxes is carrying my own weight. Are you an anarchist? 🙂

commieBob

MarkW says:
March 2, 2016 at 10:33 am
PS: Almost half of all citizens pay nothing in income taxes? Why don’t you demand that they start paying their weight?

The ideal would be that everyone has a well-paying job or business. Then everyone could carry their weight and live with dignity.
As for people not paying taxes, it’s worse than just that. A whole bunch of people live on various government payments. One problematic group is people on disability pensions. The government is hiding unemployed people by putting them on disability. link That’s basically sweeping the problem under the rug.
I can’t find it now but I read a piece about a whole town where almost everybody was on disability. There were no jobs except fast food and the teenagers had all those. The story told about one woman who couldn’t even imagine what good jobs might be. The only one she could think of was the welfare administrator. 🙁 You and I are paying for that and it’s not doing any good for anyone.

MarkW

Commie, why do you get to decide what someone else’s fair share is?
What about the 90% of things that govt does that it has no business doing.
Wouldn’t everyone paying their fare share mean a poll tax?
You don’t have to be an anarchist to recognize that taxes are theft. There are times when one evil must be tolerated because greater evils would come if it weren’t. But that doesn’t disguise the fact that taking money form others by force is always an evil. Even if people you like benefit from it.

commieBob

MarkW says:
March 3, 2016 at 8:59 am
… Wouldn’t everyone paying their fare share mean a poll tax?

That’s what Margaret Thatcher thought. [The resulting] “riot in central London did much to contribute to the downfall of Margaret Thatcher, who resigned as Prime Minister on November 28 the same year.” Poll tax riots
Lots of people offer simple solutions to our problems. One of those solutions involves getting rid of taxes. I would say it works about as well as Stalinism.
“The Price of Liberty is eternal vigilance.” I agree that the government is doing a bunch of stuff that it shouldn’t. It’s also not doing things it should. Congress doesn’t care what the people think. I don’t know how it’s going to happen but we have to take the reins back from our corrupt politicians. If the political establishment doesn’t get the message from the election of President Trump, things will only get worse. At least China is dealing with its corruption problem. [/rant]
MarkW if you and I agree on anything, I suspect it is our love of freedom.

Robin Hewitt

Perfectly understandable. The thought of a $100bn pie is bound to attract fund raisers from all over the world wanting a slice. Sadly a little research and you find it is pie in the sky, well, pie in the troposphere.

Having made a thorough study of all Climate Change proponents beginning with Albert Gore, the man who invented the internet, I find a strange fact that they also share a unique malady: GORP!
Those suffering from GORP [pruned] in a bathtub and bite the bubbles.
[Watch your language please. .mod]

If we all stop using fossil fuels, we will be much healthier.
Thats true because people lived longer in the 1300s and had much healthier lives.
I wish I could get the Black Plague instead of the Flu. I wish I had a horse instead of a car.
Take away all the machinery and give me hard labour anyday.

H.R.

Ah, yes. Those were the good old days, Owen ;o)

StarkNakedTruth

Yes sireee! Scratching out an existence in the dirt, dawn until dusk every day is my kind of fun!

Horace Jason Oxboggle

In my childhood we lived on gravel sandwiches (without the bread).

MarkW

Over on National Review, I recently debated a young communist who was convinced that inventing agriculture was the worst mistake mankind ever made. He stated without equivocation that the hunter gatherer lifestyle was the ideal one for mankind.

commieBob

I have a cartoon for him. link Two cavemen:

“Something’s just not right—our air is clean, our water is pure, we all get plenty of exercise, everything we eat is organic and free-range, and yet nobody lives past thirty.

H.R.

MarkW March 2, 2016 at 6:32 am

Over on National Review, I recently debated a young communist who was convinced that inventing agriculture was the worst mistake mankind ever made. He stated without equivocation that the hunter gatherer lifestyle was the ideal one for mankind.

Oh sure. Hunter-gathering is all grins and giggles until a bow string snaps and someone gets an eye put out.

I remember fondly those dark cold winter nights spent with a candle hoping I had some bread left to feed the kids.
Electricity robbed the joy out of my life.

George Lawson

One of the most laughable and ridiculous scaremongering reports ever to appear in WUWT. How sad that so many of our so called scientific elite have wondered so far into the fairyland of make believe in an effort to impose their ridiculous ‘end of the world’ scenario on the unthinking masses. One can only assume that they have all benefitted from massive fees from an excercise that rational scientests must find ciringing.

George Lawson

cringing

The Luddites have taken over. I guess this was predicted back in the early 1800s.
Modern medicine wouldnt exist if the fossil fuel revolution didnt happen.

hunter

Let’s see if this is a typical bit of Climate Imperialist propaganda: deceptive? Check. Derivative? Check. Fictional? Check. Yep, it quacks like a duck, and it waddles like a duck.