Medical Journals Commit Malpractice with Climate Change Misdiagnosis

By H. Sterling Burnett

Almost every mainstream media “news” outlet this week uncritically parroted a joint statement issued on behalf of more than 200 medical journals claiming climate change poses a dire threat to human health.

Had the media checked the facts, they would have found the medical journals’ statement (MJS) was wrong.  Data consistently show human health has steadily improved during the recent period of modest warming. Premature deaths from extreme temperatures, extreme weather events, and weather-related illnesses and mosquito borne diseases have declined dramatically, and should continue to do so if earth continues its modest warming trend.

CNN, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and dozens of other national and international mainstream media outlets covered the MJS. The MJS claimed, among other things, that climate change poses the “greatest threat to global public health,” and that unless we keep drastically cut fossil fuel use in the short term to prevent temperatures from rising more than 1.5℃ above preindustrial levels, as Yahoo News wrote, “the continued buildup of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere will lead to ‘catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.’”

Data demonstrate the MJS is nothing more nor less than climate change alarmism coupled with medical malpractice.

The most recent report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, AR6, finds limited evidence that incidences of extreme weather events, for instance, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts, extreme winter weather, etc,, have increased in number or become more severe. Although the weather isn’t worsening, global infrastructure, medical interventions, food availability, and technology, have improved dramatically along with wealth, amidst the recent modest warming. As a result, deaths resulting from climate related events have fallen to a historic low, declining by more than 99 percent over the past 100 years.

Concerning temperature related health events and premature mortality, in July The Lancet published what is arguably the largest study ever to examine excess mortality associated with temperature. The study’s authors, 68 scientists representing universities and research institutes in 33 countries spanning all regions of the world, came to two clear conclusions: cold temperatures contribute to far more deaths each year than warmer temperatures, and deaths associated with extreme temperatures, hot or cold, are declining.

This study confirms what research previously published in The Lancet, the Southern Medical Journal, and other outlets, has consistently shown, the number of deaths related to extreme temperatures is falling dramatically.

Also, contrary to the impression given by the MJS, the vast body of scientific literature referenced in Chapter Seven of Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts and Chapter Four of Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels demonstrates global warming is not causing the spread of Lyme disease, malaria, Dengue fever, West Nile virus, and other vector-borne diseases.

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

Data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) show that crop production and yields are consistently growing and setting new records almost every year. Indeed, the FAO’s recent “Cereal Supply and Demand Brief” reports new global records are being set nearly every year for production of the cereal crops (corn, wheat, rice, and similar crop staples) that comprise most of global food consumption, with the increase in food production being widespread, increasing in developed countries and developing countries and in temperate and warmer regions alike,

Modestly warming temperatures and increased carbon dioxide concentrations have stimulated a greening of the earth that has enormously benefited agriculture. As agronomy and botany explain, the addition of approximately 135 parts per million of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by humans has helped dramatically reduce hunger, by increasing the photosynthetic productivity and improving the water use of plants. As a result, the number of hungry people has declined by two billion since 1990 and there is now 17 percent more food available per person than there was 30 years ago.

Medical journals should not spread climate fear as a means of gaining political influence for medical practitioners. If they really want to promote public health, especially the mental health of their readers, medical journals should quit opining in the areas of climate science, economics, and policy—areas of study about which the vast majority of their contributors, editors, and publishers have no particular expertise. 

Climate model simulations may project a human health crisis if the earth continues to warm modestly. Real world data demonstrate those simulations are mistaken, grounded not in evidence but in demonstrably flawed climate models.

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 12, 2021 2:26 am

This MJS is outrageous. This is actual licensed and practicing physicians who are allowing journals to make these claims? Whatever happened to “First do no harm.”? Any way we can get a list of the signatories to this statement? These are definitely physicians to avoid in the future. If they are too stupid to realize that they just endorsed some of the worst science around they are too stupid to competently care for a patient.

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 12, 2021 3:36 am

These guys are not stupid,they are simply following an agenda.
This Agenda exists at least since Paul Ehrlich and obamas climate tsar John Holdren released the book Ecoscience in 1978.( book about forced global sterilization,a reduction of earth population and all other typical eugenics socialist psychop… intellectuals are known for since Malthus )
During that time Holdren and Ehrlich were propagating the ice age scare,
and the only reason Ehrlich and Holdren and the guys above promote these AGW instead of the coming ice age scare is that the unusual cold climate went back to normal and that they couldn’t come up with a plausible scam to justify a global tax with cooling.
While the name of the game has changed(communists are now progressives,
proletarians are the woke,brotherhood&unity are diversity and inclusivity)the goals and fear strategies remained the same.
The strategy that is used on climate is the same that is being used on the western world with the critical theory.

Reply to  SxyxS
September 12, 2021 4:10 am

That is an even better reason to publicly list their names so no one will ever go to them for medical care. Political agendas are the opposite of competent medical care, and any doctor pushing a political agenda is not competent to practice medicine.

Reply to  2hotel9
September 12, 2021 6:42 am

How long before doctors are told to only give care to those who support the Party Line?

Reply to  MarkW
September 12, 2021 8:16 am

Faux Joe Xiden signed that executive order on Thursday.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  2hotel9
September 12, 2021 4:57 pm

They want to turn off health care insurance to the un-jabbed.


Reply to  Carlo, Monte
September 13, 2021 4:20 am

Yep, in direct violation of Obama Care Faux Joe Xiden is trying to strip Americans of their healthcare and is shower healthcare and money onto illegal aliens of every flavor.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  2hotel9
September 13, 2021 4:26 am

But they don’t have to be vaccinated.

Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
September 13, 2021 4:48 am

Exemptions for the special people is how the leftists always work.

Reply to  MarkW
September 12, 2021 4:16 pm

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Reply to  SxyxS
September 12, 2021 8:53 am

Diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment), inequity, and exclusion.

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 12, 2021 8:45 am

The Pro-Choice religion, including: reproductive rites a.k.a. selective-child a.k.a. wicked solution, transgender conversion therapy (surgical, medical, and psychiatric corruption), planned parent/hood, general (e.g. a population with natural immunity or resistance) distribution of vaccines with limited short-term safety data, denying and stigmatizing early, inexpensive, effective therapeutic treatments, etc.

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Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 12, 2021 9:17 am

I repeat my call from a few days ago for direct and relentless confrontation of these corrupt and hypocritical politicized-medicine incompetents with the simple questions, “Why are you so obviously lying? What is your motivation? Who is telling you to violate your avowed principles? What is their payoff to you? Where is your conscience?”

They aren’t stupid; they are institutional whores sucking up to an agenda they dare not acknowledge, as are the “journalists” who pull off similar violations of sanity and humanity. They and their moral turpitude are the story, not the fake “science,” dodgy “analysis,” and wrong “data.”

From yesterday’s “Fact Check” comment-thread: “It’s too easy to get lost in correcting the science content and to neglect addressing the political process of this kind of willful misrepresentation. The politics rules, so why not ask the liars why they are lying? Who told them to do that? Who told them what the “truth” really is? And what reward (or non-punishment) did they receive for doing that? Call them on being presstitutes bought for 30 pieces of silver (or just chump-change). 

Acknowledge that these “journalists” really do know what the right thing to do is, and even how to do it, but that they have been bullied or goaded or incentivized into betraying their otherwise-honorable journalistic ethics and human values. Find out who, how, and why. Now there’s some real journalism. Even anonymous reporting into this void would be a liberation. 

Similarly, in all the brouhaha about the Covid manipulations, everyone is lost in the substance and is not asking for the larger picture about what interests and agendas are being expressed, who are the social engineers, and what is their payoff (as well as their incentives for their “useful idiots”). Just vaguely mumbling “Follow the money” is not enough. More detail is necessary. When crimes result in death, we should be looking at murder and “depraved indifference to life” charges, not at Ivermectin-efficacy data.”

Pat Frank
Reply to  Alexander
September 12, 2021 1:48 pm

People in a position to take action are asking those questions, Alexander.

See this conversation between Reiner Fuelmich and Peter McCullough.

Reiner Fuelmich is a lawyer licensed in Germany and California. He is leading a group of physicians and lawyers bringing crime against humanity charges against the mRNA pushers.

Peter McCullough is a very highly credentialed cardiologist associated with Baylor Medical in Texas. He has organized a nation-wide group of hundreds of physicians to provide early treatment of Covid-19 with appropriate drugs (Ivermectin, HCQ and others) that saves lives, avoids the jab, and end-runs the suppression of drug treatment by medical institutions.

Reply to  Pat Frank
September 12, 2021 2:13 pm

That’s good news, and a bare-minimum start. They are doing what they are doing; what are we going to do (if anything) out here in the trenches? Passive withdrawal of consent is a beginning, but pretty lame. Depending on the immediate consequences, evasion of participation can be followed by challenging whatever perps are in our faces, followed by a personal look deep into their eyes and asking them why they have sold out (and not accepting their “I am just following orders” or “It’s The Science(tm)” excuses. Deep in their hearts-of-hearts, they know they are out of integrity.

Several folks online have been noticing the flat, hollowed-out lack-of-affect of the “newsreaders” and other media “personalities” as they repeat the standard-narrative party line. That an invitation to call them on their behavior and what it means to them. They can only lie to us as long as they are lying to themselves. And in our (and their) puritan culture, shame is more powerful than guilt.

And the other victims of the social engineering deserve our compassion but not our passive co-conspiring with their belief-trapped condition. If we reveal our integrity about factual truths without attacking their “useful idiot” status (and I admit that can be very difficult), then we can at least open some possibilities otherwise lost in their submission.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 12, 2021 10:56 am

But MDs will be the first to try to disallow and make shut up people with other qualifications for speakung about medical subjects!… Corporation privileges!…

John F Hultquist
Reply to  Joao Martins
September 12, 2021 8:24 pm

Not just mds, but all health care folks object to others talking medical issues.

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 12, 2021 2:00 pm

“Whatever happened to “First do no harm.”? “
It went out the window to support abortion for convenience and most cosmetic surgeries.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
September 13, 2021 11:58 am

Second hand harm. Not suggesting we go back to 40s through the 70s smoking society but C. Everett Koop, Reagans Surgeon General and vehement anti smoker, led the way with his manufactured science.

He figured out how to use the government to override the bill of rights. And today despite the fact that the WHO’s own decade long study failed to substantiate in any way that second hand smoke was deleterious to a nonsmokers health, try smoking in public or getting a license to open a smokers only restaurant/bar.

The Central Authoritarians have the formula now. Bribe experts with other peoples money (read taxpayers) to proclaim “Experts” have determined that something you do that the government would like to control, is hurting somebody else.

Here we are today with the government doing nearly anything it wishes, in the name of preventing you from using fossil fuel because it is harming someone else. It is such a clever gimmick.

How about this one: “Why you can’t go unvaccinated. Don’t you know “Experts” warn that you might harm someone else?” It’s all the justification they need to walk all over the constitutions and why the Central Authoritarians need to pack the Supremes House of rubber stamping. .

Steve Case
September 12, 2021 2:26 am

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute

As true and accurate as this story is, it will be instantly discredited by the so-called mainstream press because Dr. Burnett is associated with The Heartland Institute.

Dr Ken Pollock
Reply to  Steve Case
September 12, 2021 3:38 am

Agreed! I have just finished reading Prof Michael Mann’s new book “The New Climate War” and his main theme is that all those who oppose belief in the climate change emergency are paid by fossil fuel interests and the Koch brothers funded Heartland Institute is the worst of the lot! Most reader of these notes will, if anything, be encouraged by Mann’s opposition, showing him to be a little rattled by the Heartland Institute’s arguments. He claims that all WUWT and GWPF supporters are in the pay of fossil fuel interests. Just wish I had seen some of that money…

Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
September 12, 2021 4:48 am

Wait – what?? We’re getting paid to spout propaganda for the fossil fuel industry?

Where’s my check?????

MIkey Mann needs a good hard dose of reality inflicted upon him. How obnoxious and desperate can he be?

Reply to  Sara
September 12, 2021 1:01 pm

Ever since I found out in… oh, about 2009, that I was being paid by Big Oil to comment here, I go out to my mailbox and open it ever so hopefully that this is the day my Big Oil check arrives!

Big Oil disappoints.

But it must be true. All of the climate deniers, who think the climate should never change if we keep the CO2 climate control knob turned just to the right setting, keep telling me my Big Oil check is in the mail.

If I’m a paid shill for Big Oil, that check is bound to show up some day, right?

Helplessly Hoping in Houston

Reply to  H.R.
September 12, 2021 7:12 pm

Perhaps you should sue manniacal for broken promises and treble damages for, say, 20 years of no checks?

Pat Frank
Reply to  Sara
September 12, 2021 1:54 pm

He’s been an accusatory polemicist from the very first.

When Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick first published their critical review of his hockey stick back in about 2003, and pointed out that Mann had obscured his calculations, Mann said he was being bullied and refused to reveal ‘his intellectual property’.

Mann betrayed science from the get-go. And he’s been nothing but rewarded for it by the scientific establishment.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
September 12, 2021 5:06 am

Michael Mann is absolutely correct that I am financed by evil planet destroying lunatics. Unfortunately, I have recently parted company with my Big Oil sponsor mainly because of my insane levels of greed and entitlement. So I am currently looking for a new sponsor. I prefer organisations run by megalomaniacs because they pay better. I need a lot of sponsoring because of my taste for high class prostitutes and private jets where I can fly to anywhere I choose for any trivial reason. I like to fit in with virtue signalling film stars and politicians.

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paul courtney
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 12, 2021 5:47 am

Mr. Toland: I first assumed you were H. Biden using a pseudonym. Then I realized, Hunter isn’t seeking a new sponsor, they are seeking him!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 12, 2021 12:53 pm

“High class prostitutes” is an oxymoron. What I think that your tastes run to is “high class escorts.” Choose your words carefully as people judge you by what you say. You wouldn’t want to be accused of being an oxymoronist. The ‘woke’ will lump you in with all the other ‘ists’ that they use to disrespect those with different viewpoints.

Reply to  Bill Toland
September 12, 2021 1:38 pm

The IPCC at the U.N. might be hiring, Bill. Try sending your résumé there if Big Oil has wadded you up and tossed you aside like a Hershey bar wrapper.

Egomaniacal GEBs (Globalist Evil Bastards) seem always to be hiring minions at top pay. Guys like James Bond and his ilk off hundreds of GEB minions, so there are always openings. John Wick usually keeps the Minion position open just about everywhere he goes.

Get in on the ground floor and maybe you can work your way up to Psychopath-One-Step-Ahead-Killer-Except-For-James-Bond Right Hand Executive Assistant Executioner. The pay is outstanding. You’ll be delighted… or else.

I don’t know your background or experience, but perhaps you could try to get on as a Senior Level Henchman and skip the Minion level altogether.

Best of luck with your job search, Bill.

P.S. Neatness counts. Have at least two people check your résumé for typos. GEBS just hate it when a Minion or Henchman makes a typo. Trust me. I know from experience and have the missing fingers to prove it.

On the plus side, the GEBs usually offer excellent medical benefits, so you generally heal up pretty well. I barely notice the stumps any more.

Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
September 12, 2021 6:44 am

And the useless idiots swallow it hook, line and sinker.
If it’s what they want to believe, it must be true, no need to investigate further.
If it goes against what they want to believe, if must be a lie, no need to investigate further.

Rick C
Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
September 12, 2021 8:34 am

The irony is that “Big Oil” has benefitted greatly by embracing the climate change nonsense. It has nearly eliminated the coal industry in the US and substituted natural gas which is supplied by big oil (and little oil & gas companies too). Big Oil is in fact responsible for most of the of the reduction in CO2 emissions in the US over the last decade. They’ve also invested in virtue signaling renewable energy and funded “green” environmental organizations. I’ve seen no convincing evidence of big oil donating large sums to climate skeptics.

Reply to  Rick C
September 12, 2021 9:00 am

Yes, not unlike Obamacares, Green blight restricts energy markets, is thereby a first-order forcing of anthropogenic progressive prices and availability.

Reply to  Rick C
September 12, 2021 3:55 pm

Shell’s name is on the Mayflower offshore wind farm off Massachusetts

Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
September 12, 2021 7:10 pm

Michael Mann’s new book “The New Climate War” and his main theme is that all those who oppose belief in the climate change emergency are paid by fossil fuel interests”

Manniacal is afraid his fraud will be recognized and put his shallow alarmist career into a tailspin.
And that authorities may come after Manniacal for fraud.

May manniacal gnaw his inner demons for many years.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Steve Case
September 12, 2021 1:50 pm

One must persist in the face of discredit by association. Call such people mindless bigots (which they are). Don’t give an inch.

September 12, 2021 2:36 am

France is said to have lost 40.000 citizens during the heatwave of 1911 according to some french newspapers.( though they had the perfect >350 ppm co2 climate).
The mortality in Italy and other countries went up by 15%.

Nowadays a ‘record breaking’never seen before 400 bodycount would be 100% proof of global warming and enough to justify the shut down of economy and the implementation of tyrannical laws.

Reply to  SxyxS
September 12, 2021 6:59 am

The total population was much smaller back then as well.

Reply to  MarkW
September 12, 2021 9:15 am

Add to this that the heat island effect was most probably significantly lower
and as result of that the big cities where most people died were significantly cooler and that there was no million cars in Paris that produced additional heat.

September 12, 2021 2:59 am

This exactly what i would expect to see from medical journals. Would it be in their financial interest to claim that climate does NOT pose a dire threat to human health?

I don’t think it would be.

Curious George
Reply to  Klem
September 12, 2021 7:38 am

Has this “joint statement” been peer-reviewed?

Reply to  Curious George
September 12, 2021 3:43 pm

Has this “joint statement” passed the laugh test?

I want to see death certificates listing cause of death as ‘Climate Change’. C’mon… there must be hundreds of thousands of them.

Let’s see those Docs provide the list of names.

I’m willing to bet serious money that not a single one of those MDs has ever listed the cause of death as “Climate Change.”

I’m a a retired engineer, not rich, but I’m willing to risk $10,000 to make $10,000 on the fact that no U.S. MD can produce more than one*** death certificate listing the cause of death as “Climate Change.” I’d not be surprised if a few people here, a little better off than me, might go $50,000 or more. Easy money, but not 100% risk free.

***Some MD probably has to have done it at least once to support ‘the narrative’.

Ron Long
September 12, 2021 3:10 am

Medical malpractice appears to occur either due to greed or incompetence, In the case of making statements about health threats due to CAGW, in the face of data to the contrary, it may well be a combination of both greed and incompetence, with a dash of political outcome the doctors see as being in their favor.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Ron Long
September 12, 2021 6:29 am

After the WuFlu dust settles, there will be a bazillion medical malpractice lawsuits.

September 12, 2021 3:17 am

Here we go again. No one has ever died from climate change. Current changes are tiny. Plus, the “man-made” fraction of these changes are itsy-bitsy-tinnie-winnie …

Reply to  John Shewchuk
September 12, 2021 4:34 am

Climate change turned me into a newt.

But I got better . . .

September 12, 2021 3:21 am

Any difference to Covid treatment ?

Reply to  Krishna Gans
September 12, 2021 5:58 am

No, and Mann and Biden suffer from several co-stupidities.

September 12, 2021 3:24 am

Medical Drs are often ill informed and gullible, much like most people.

Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
September 12, 2021 4:07 am

Many senior doctors in the UK had a Noo Labour Educashun…

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  fretslider
September 12, 2021 6:30 am

Products of the NHS?

bill Johnston
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
September 12, 2021 6:41 am

As the saying goes “We are all ignorant. Just on different subjects”.

Shanghai Dan
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
September 12, 2021 7:55 am

This may rattle some cages, but here goes…

Medical doctors are literally mechanics for humans. They’re blue-collar workers that we elevate to white-collar gods because of what they work on.

Medical doctors are tradesmen – they are NOT scientists. They read the latest technical bulletins (journals), consult the service manuals (guidance documents) and render service (treatment).

Are they highly educated? Sure! Are they scientists, trained and regularly engaged in the guess/test/evaluate cycle and let new data guide them? Nope. No more so than the local mechanic down at the BMW dealer, as compared to the engineer who designed the car.

They are akin to tradesmen, like electricians, mechanics, and bricklayers.

It also explains why they have a “guild” (union) to protect their hallowed ranks…

Rattling done.

Kevin kilty
Reply to  Shanghai Dan
September 12, 2021 8:37 am

Sorry. I just repeated your comment here, inadvertantly, in one of my own. Your are absolutely correct.

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Shanghai Dan
September 12, 2021 1:02 pm

It is my experience that doctors are good at the mechanical things like setting a broken bone or suturing a wound. However, when it comes to less obvious maladies, while they usually have a name for it, it is less common that they have an unequivocal treatment. Commonly, I hear something along the line of “Try using this (expensive!) ointment, and if it doesn’t work, come back and we’ll try something else.”

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Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Shanghai Dan
September 13, 2021 1:59 am

Yes, no argument from me. And like with all gifted mechanics, some have an innate ability to detect and diagnose ailments by paying attention to tiny clues. Unfortunately, they have always been afforded high status, whether they are deserving of it or not.

There are a lot of mediocre mechanics in the world and the same goes for doctors. The one who barely manages to graduate at the bottom of the class is still allowed to practice on humans and their “guild” is averse to disciplining its members unless something they can’t ignore happens.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Shanghai Dan
September 14, 2021 4:23 am

I don’t know what medical education is like where you come from but my doctors seem to be quite good at what they do. Surgeons are somewhat like mechanics but they are also engineering to some extent on every patient, otherwise our medical procedures would not be where they are now. A mechanic just replaces parts, they do not have a unique situation to work on with every vehicle. You expect to come into a doctor’s office, list a few symptoms, most of which are irrelevant, and then get an expert diagnosis. I think if you gave all the relevant data you would find your doctors really are good at diagnoses. Your worship of “scientists” seems a bit out of place. How many PhDs graduate every year and how many of them actually make any reasonable contribution to human knowledge?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
September 12, 2021 12:57 pm

They should stick to the areas they are licensed to practice and avoid political involvement in climate change and gun control. If they don’t, people just might get concerned about their general judgement and competence.

September 12, 2021 3:34 am

Coming soon, a vaccine for Climate Change. Needs a booster every year at a “reasonable” cost.

Reply to  Greytide
September 12, 2021 4:40 am

We’re already getting a government finger up the arse over climate change without any KY, what would their booster feel like?

Reply to  Greytide
September 12, 2021 4:57 am

Bill Gates is working on that vaccine …

Curious George
Reply to  Greytide
September 12, 2021 7:41 am

A reasonable cost: $2 trillion a year.

September 12, 2021 3:53 am

climate change poses a dire threat to human health….

Well, we do know more people die from cold in winter than in the warmer months.

Everything has been politicised to achieve the social/environmental/climate justice aims of the global elites and their talking shop – the UNhinged Nations. Take capitalism: 

“Due to big business’s vociferous support for the Black Lives Matter movement, many members of the public have become aware of the dramatic transformation of corporate ideology. Capitalist firms not only compete with one another for a bigger share of the market — they also compete to gain the maximum exposure for their woke credentials. This was clear last summer, when every firm from Nike to Apple to Spotify pledged their support to Black Lives Matter.

Milton Friedman in a long essay – ‘The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits’ – which was published in the New York Times on 13 September 1970. The target of his ire were capitalist entrepreneurs who declared that their concern was not merely profit, but also the promotion of desirable social ends. 

We all know how sport and academia are going – all promoting the political agenda(s)

One only need visit Retraction Watch to see that the overwhelming majority of papers that are ‘caught out’ are medical science related. And these people really have no shame. A quick search for climate change yielded gems like this

“First, there was the paper itself, co-authored by, among others, Michael Mann and Stephan Lewandowsky. Both names may be familiar to Retraction Watch readers. Mann is a prominent climate scientist who has sued the National Review for defamation. A study by Lewandowsky and colleagues of “the role of conspiracist ideation in climate denial” was the subject of several Retraction Watch posts when it was retracted and then republished in a different form. And the conclusion of the new paper, in Bioscience, seemed likely to draw the ire of many who objected to the earlier work:

Indeed, there was the predictable reaction to the paper. Judith Curry referred to it as “absolutely the stupidest paper I have ever seen published.” And Susan Crockford, one of the bloggers referred to repeatedly in the paper, and now in the correction, raised questions. (In several blog posts, natch.) Crockford reported last week that the journal would be issuing a correction. Which it now has.

But what really caught our attention was that the correction appears not in Bioscience, but in another journal from the same publisher (Oxford University Press), Neurosurgery. If you’ve ever tried to perform neurosurgery on a polar bear — and hey, we’d like to hear from you! “

Psychology has, of course, cashed in with induced climate anxiety – even climate PTSD – working closely with… education where those messages are reinforced.

The medical journals were shown for what they are by a coronavirus. And the subsequent hasty retractions.

These days doctors are down there with the estate agents and politicians.

Reply to  fretslider
September 12, 2021 4:46 am

Bertrand Russell from the Fabian society(Communists pretending to be socialists according to Orwell)already stated almost 100 years ago
that states will create strategies by using psychological,chemical(vaccine?)and educational etc methods to brainwash people into such obedient morons that they wil believe that snow is black if they were told so by authorities (authorative sources).

(and even he was totally shocked after visiting Russia how much destruction communism has brought to the country)

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  fretslider
September 12, 2021 4:47 am

And used car salesmen….

H. D. Hoese
Reply to  fretslider
September 12, 2021 8:01 am

Bioscience is full of crisis papers, always some truth in there somewhere, but very much like the climate papers. Some papers are still decent. I was told in graduate school, before Ehrlich and the first renewable energy failure, that when the quantity (of papers) would go up the quality would go down. Some journals brag about the rapidity of publication along with “impact factors” and other advertisements. Advocacy is way out of hand even some among good biologists I know. Restoration!!

There are still good doctors, two, as close as possible, nailed this for me last year, including Nursing homes and vitamin D. They don’t preach, point fingers, but admit the uncertainty and don’t hide the problems. One even consulted a reference in my presence about something else.

Joao Martins
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
September 12, 2021 12:26 pm

I concur with every word you wrote!

I feel deeply sorry to see dozens, hundreds of colleagues who could make good contributions to several fields of biology having chosen to play as sorcerer’s apprentices and speak/publish about “climate change” etc., matters of which they have not studied, learned and practiced.

September 12, 2021 4:49 am

My trust in the medical establishment has been destroyed in the last 18 months. Oh, I trust my doctor who I can interact with face-to-face and question face-to-face. But my trust in the US Centers for Disease Control, the US National Institute of Health, and the US Food and Drug Administration has not only been destroyed is now gone. The only time I will ever trust them again is when they publish something that runs counter to the narrative. My trust in hospitals is gone. My view of Big Pharma was slightly-negative in 2019. Today, it is outright hatred.

The last 18 months have opened my eyes. Health care is not about our health. It is about money. US hospitals lost billions when non-essential surgery was delayed. And since they are a business, and a business must make money, they were complicit in keeping the panic alive. I know 4 people who died at my local hospital — one of sepsis and did not have COVID, two died of heart attacks and had the COVID antibodies, and one died in a skydiving accident with COVID antibodies. All 4 were called COVID-19 deaths. (Be careful, because this is anecdotal and I cannot prove it.) If hospitals really cared about your health, they would give people unprofitable ivermectin or unprofitable hydroxchloroquine. Instead, they lie and would rather a person die because it is more profitable and politically sound.

This article just confirms that healthcare is not about making people well. Not anymore. It is about money and power. The medical journals want a piece of the money and power pie. It is very sad that people are so selfish and care so very little about people. It is abhorrent when people whose job it is to be unselfish and care about others before yourself, such as those in healthcare, do this.

Reply to  Wade
September 12, 2021 5:16 am

Even The Guardian is catching on to the Big Pharma money-grab:

Pfizer accused of holding Brazil ‘to ransom’ over vaccine contract demands

Alena Ivanova, campaigns officer at Global Justice Now, said: “Pfizer is all too happy to cash in on publicly funded coronavirus vaccines, but doesn’t want to take on any of the risk. It’s an all too familiar move from pharmaceutical companies that seem more interested in protecting their profits than protecting the public.

Reply to  PaulH
September 12, 2021 5:45 am

That would be the Guardian that was founded and built on slavery and support for the Confederacy and now hates white people.

A racist, a judge and a clear case of white privilege
A racist, a judge and a clear case of white privilege | Letters | The Guardian

bill Johnston
Reply to  Wade
September 12, 2021 6:50 am

And I find it interesting that now, after 18 months, 2 large regional health care organizations are demanding the jab for all employees and those who regularly come in contact with the hospital by December. I understand the loss of employees could be great.

Shanghai Dan
Reply to  Wade
September 12, 2021 8:02 am

CoVID caused shooting deaths:

Anyway, it’s not just about a massive payoff ($70/shot) to the Medical Pharma Complex; it’s about conditioning people to accept a digital passport (vaccine card – tied to a database) to go about your lives.

The powers that be know that we’d never accept an implementation of China’s “Social Credit” score, where saying the wrong things can get you banned from travel, banking, telecommunications, even buying groceries.

Getting a vaccine card instead, that needs to be used to go nearly anywhere, is the next best thing. It’s for your ‘safety’ – and effectively restricts you to do what the Government would like. A touch of a button and – oops, it was a clerical mistake – you’re banned for a week or two from any store, or from buying anything.

And don’t think cash will be the fallback! Buying online? It’s all electronic – and that’s easy to stop. More and more stores are going cashless in a “it’s cleaner for you” push from their regulators (OSHA and more), so that you HAVE to pay electronically.

The end-game? You cannot go anywhere, cannot engage in trade, cannot accept or pay a dime without Government knowing and approving. You shake the cage too hard? Sorry, must have been a glitch, we’ll get it fixed in a month or so, in the mean time you cannot do anything buy anything, lose your housing (no utilities, since you cannot pay – that’s now a health violation as well, out you go!), and are rendered an effective “undesirable”.

Of course, there are these nice Government “support centers” of communal housing, cafeterias, and support. They’re just over the next hill, just past the barb-wire and the fences…

Reply to  Shanghai Dan
September 12, 2021 10:33 am

Yes! Everyone is saying “vaccines are expensive compared to the unit production price” or “many billions $ for Big Pharma”… but it’s almost small change compared to the many (probably useless) “prevention” drugs they make.

The goal of the mandate is mandating, and that people finally accept that. What’s mandated is relatively less important. They want to break people like cults do.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  niceguy
September 13, 2021 2:10 am

But some US governors are pushing back against the mandates. Most of my family still in the USA live in Florida and DeSantis is and has been doing a decent job of protecting the rights of Floridians. The other day 19 governors publicly declared that they will not mandate vaccination.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Wade
September 12, 2021 12:29 pm

Unfortunately, I was compelled to push the ” + ” button of your message. Now, after those 18 months, I use the utmost care when chosing the doctor that I need to consult with.

Ewin Barnett
September 12, 2021 5:04 am

Our wise overlords in many fields are impeaching themselves.

Reply to  Ewin Barnett
September 12, 2021 5:38 am

Phew, for a moment I was worried.

September 12, 2021 5:48 am

The medical journal editors who signed this declaration have now joined the long list of formerly respected scientific and engineering societies, trade groups, industries, academia, and governmental entities who have fallen for the hysterical climate lies, wokeism, social justice scams, race-baiting, sexual confusion, election fraud, and murder of the unborn.

The enemy has used the same tactic over and over with great success. They bypass the membership, the workers, the professionals, the front line staff, the public, and go straight to the top. They infiltrate the leadership, persuade, lie, threaten, and bribe, then hand over pre-written statements or declarations for signatures. The combination of fear, pride, arrogance, power and greed persuades these weak-spirited individuals to agree and sign. Those who refuse face termination, litigation, and/or ostracism. It is reminiscent of tortured POWs being forced to sign false confessions or face agony and death, except that the torturers are our very own governments, leaders and the Uber-wealthy.

This MJS was obviously written by an outsider to the practice of medicine or medical research. It is a slight restatement (to make it sound vaguely medical) of the same alarmist tripe we hear and read every day. It is a betrayal of the profession. Practicing physicians and researchers need access to reliable journals reporting on advances in medical science and practice, but such a collapse of integrity by the editors casts everything they publish under a shadow of suspicion.

old engineer
Reply to  Pflashgordon
September 12, 2021 3:40 pm

This MJS was obviously written by an outsider to the practice of medicine or medical research.”

There is researcher at a conservative think tank (sorry don’t have a reference at my fingertips) that thinks that all this is an effort to link “Pubic Health” to Climate Change.

He proposes that bureaucrats noticed how easily it was to get Americans to give up their freedoms, if the action was posed as a needed public health measure to combat COVID19. And how easy it was for a small government bureaucracy (the CDC) to impose these rules on the whole country.

His contention is that the climate change bureaucrats realized they could do the same as the CDC, if they could link public health and climate change, as pubic health and COVID19 had been linked. He thinks that is the purpose of the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity within the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

September 12, 2021 6:40 am

The alarmists are always going on and on about how some people’s opinions MUST be ignored, because they don’t have the proper credentials in climate science.

I guess that restriction only applies when the opinion disagrees with the alarmists opinion.
Agreeing with the alarmist proves one is an expert, regardless of credentials.

Thomas Gasloli
September 12, 2021 6:53 am

Well, this is the same American medical community that remained silent as 5 governors & their “public health advisors” infected elder care facilities with COVID killing thousands. So we should not be surprised by their support for anti-science climate hysteria.

Don’t trust the government; don’t trust the doctors either.

Kevin kilty
September 12, 2021 8:32 am

People often rank medicine among the most “scientific” of jobs; and some of this misjudgement is because medical practitioners look scientific in their white coats, etc. In other words it is a judgement based on superficial stereotypes. But medicine as practiced is a lot more like an exceptionally complex form of automotive mechanics. Get someone who is a fellow of the college of surgeons a little ways outside his or her specialties, and they are surprisingly ignorant — even answering medical questions. Just more evidence of the cognitive frailties of human beings.

Andy Pattullo
September 12, 2021 9:09 am

Good news doesn’t sell coercive, parasitic politics. The truth would put so many politicians, subsidy seekers, and academics out of work, it must not be allowed to see the light of day. As a physician, I see this as the equivalent of hiding or censoring a new cure for cancer because it would damage the bottom line of drug companies and health care providers. That there is no collective sense of shame in all of this from those who are selling the nonsense is an indictment of their moral foundations.

September 12, 2021 9:59 am

Original Post attempts to augment it’s position with the correlation confused with causation that elevated CO2 (eCO2) is a driving factor of increased global food production. This assumption is an extrapolation from plant yield eCO2 experiments and offers no context for agricultures’ increasing use of nitrogen.

RUBISCO , where CO2 is used, can bind to either magnesium Mg2+ or manganese Mn2+ and get working. Almost all eCO2 experiments have been considering Mg2+ as “given” factor & many reports have come along with opinions that eCO2 results are integrated with nitrogen.

In a C3 plant (wheat) under eCO2 conditions if the nitrogen plants use is nitrate nitrogen (and not ammonium nitrogen) their leaves favor bringing Mn2+ into use. Relative to Mg2+ the usage by RUBISCO of more Mn2+ is less effective at using carbon from CO2 (& Mn2+, unlike Mg2+, having 5 unpaired electrons can get oxidized to Mn3+ which then can not bind to RUBISCO’s catalytic site).

One issue is how much of eCO2 influence on global crop yields is due to whether farmers are fertilizing, or not at all, with either ammonium or nitrate. Another is whether the global yield bump is proportionate in large regions of soil where cadmium is; since cadmium (& chromium) bind to RUBISCO causing a loss of activity.

September 12, 2021 10:27 am

You should all take this more seriously. I just went in to see my doctor, for a persistent non-productive cough, and a PCR test was taken.

After 24 hours, they called me back and said that I had a viral infection, caused by a new type of virus: CAGW-21.

Right now, there are no vaccines available for CAGW-21, so they recommended that I reduce the ambient air temperature in my home and put on a sweater, consume less red meat and consider walking to work, once I feel better.

So, my advice to everyone, if you get a PCR test, make sure you check the diagnostic form, in the “pathogens present” section, for CAGW-21.

If anyone finds they are similarly afflicted, please PM me…. we need to get a support group going.

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Joao Martins
Reply to  Anon
September 12, 2021 12:35 pm

Walking to work? not even using a bicycle?

That must be a new, high transmissible variant of the virus!

September 12, 2021 10:34 am

Opioid Crisis 2.0

September 12, 2021 10:38 am

When the next Jimmy Carter policy moment occurs with a call to turn down your thermostat this winter, there may be consequences.

September 12, 2021 10:44 am

Medicine is not science, it is an art. It can never be a science for two reasons:

1) No two people are exactly identical, therefore there can never be a control group.

2) Any attempt to study a pseudo control group would have to include denying all treatment for the studied illness, which is unethical.

All medical studies are statistical correlations of results which can never be offered as proof of function because a control group cannot be held constant.

You pay your money and you take your chances. That’s why they call it medical opinion.

Reply to  Doonman
September 12, 2021 11:31 am

Control groups can also be given the traditional remedies for an illness.

Bruce Cobb
September 12, 2021 12:29 pm

There are more quacks in those journals than in the San Andreas Fault.

Clyde Spencer
September 12, 2021 12:45 pm

… as Yahoo News wrote, “the continued buildup of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere will lead to ‘catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.’

Yahoo News is still imposing a ‘temporary’ moratorium on readers commenting on articles, which started before the last presidential election. Thus, they can misinform as much as they want without being concerned that they will be challenged by any of their readers. Fortunately, there are outlets such as WUWT. However, not everyone who goes looking for general news knows about this forum.

The MSM is being heavy-handed in suppressing information that does not comport with their propaganda. Things do not bode well for democracy if the electorate cannot get all the information.

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 12, 2021 5:49 pm

I quit reading any article that does not allow commenting. Often the comments have more content than the article. In many cases the commenters have more knowledge, certainly better than the reporter, and often the actual source.

Just because something is published does not make it true or useful.

Gunga Din
September 12, 2021 2:25 pm

Attempt to scare the bejeebers out of people with the MSM backing your ever lie along the way.
Of course of the more gullible will need Medical and/or Psychological attention.
The same would be true if they convinced (almost) everyone that North America was going to capsize in 12 years because all the windmills were going to blow it over….unless…

September 12, 2021 3:54 pm

We should instead see Medical Journals calling for emergency use of Ivermectin against Covid-19, not dabbling in pseudo-science and witchcraft.

September 13, 2021 1:44 am

People are going to realize that the biomed field is full of at best mediocre people, at worst complete and utter frauds.

September 13, 2021 2:33 am

Just put the full stop after malpractice.

September 13, 2021 8:54 am

Can they read a chart?

Bill Parsons
September 13, 2021 9:32 am

Just guessing without proof: the closer that doctors get to “specialties”, the more likely they are to buy in to and amplify the agw myth. Scare is the specialists’ bread and butter. At the same time, they can “fix” whatever ails a human because they’re, well, special.

Louis Hunt
September 13, 2021 7:15 pm

“Modestly warming temperatures and increased carbon dioxide concentrations have stimulated a greening of the earth that has enormously benefited agriculture. … As a result, the number of hungry people has declined by two billion since 1990 and there is now 17 percent more food available per person than there was 30 years ago.” -FAO

Wow, that’s big! Increases in CO2 over the past 30 years have fed billions more people. And if you add to that the finding that climate related events have caused over 99 percent fewer deaths over the past 100 years, it just goes to show that more CO2 saves lives. What’s not to love about a little more CO2 in the atmosphere?

Louis Hunt
September 13, 2021 7:39 pm

“… AR6 finds limited evidence that incidences of extreme weather events… have increased in number or become more severe.”

So which is it? Have extreme weather events increased in number, or have they become more severe? And why is the evidence “limited”? Haven’t they been studying this for years? What it tells me is they really want it to be true, but the evidence is too skimpy (or points in the wrong direction) to back them up. But who needs facts when strong opinions will do just nicely.

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