New Brief by Kip Hansen – 23 February 2022
This is a very brief news brief.
Let me end with an absolutely incredible statistic: 2021 saw just over 6,100 recorded deaths due to weather and climate disasters, representing about 1 in 1,300,000 people. That is the lowest global death rate in weather and climate disasters over the period of reliable records, and I’d venture, the lowest in human history. Think about that.
Quoting Roger Pielke Jr. from “Tracking Positive Progress on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction” at The Honest Broker.
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Is there nothing that the vaccines cannot accomplish? /S
Vaccines!!! Off-topic alert! OT! OT! OT! It’s OK – your name is Allen – and you’re a Stoner!
But you’re on moderation as of now! My house, my rules!
ROMANIA’S MOST FAMOUS FOOTBALL TEAM, STEAUA BUCHAREST, ANNOUNCE A BAN ON VACCINATED PLAYERS
Romania’s most famous football team, Steaua Bucharest, announce a ban on VACCINATED players, because their madcap owner says that athletes ‘lose strength’ – and claims those that are jabbed die in hospitals
NOW WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN THIS EVENT? OH YES – I DID – IN SEPTEMBER 2021:
Watch professional sports in one year – most of the athletes who took the Covid-19 injection will have left the game – because they are no longer competitive. Professional athletes are highly-tuned humans, operating at the peak of fitness – they are the ‘canaries in the coal mine” and the vascular clogging caused by the injections will cause them sufficient harm to make them uncompetitive.
A D-dimer test will tell the story.
Good to see that you have not lost any of your vigour
Allen ==> Yes, they can’t fix lazy minds.
Yes Kip – we really do need a vaccine to cure human stupidity. If we had one that worked, several of our current crises would just disappear! Phony crises like catastrophic global warming and Covid-19 fear-mongering, and their demonic offspring like grid-connected green energy, fossil fuel vilification, Carbon Taxes, Covid-19 lockdowns and “vaccines” and all the other false scare tactics of the left – wolves stampeding the sheep for political and financial gain.
George Carlin Stupid People – YouTube
The current vaccines may do just that — by helping them collect their Darwin awards. Just wait a couple of years.
Pielke Fils has always been the man but he hid for a while after the 538 cram down, apparently shame he assumed without deserving it.
Perhaps it was fear, well deserved.
Pere has an acorn growing mighty near the old solid oak.
Bravo to the both, Pete et Fils, well deserved of each other.
Kim ==> Nice and well-deserved tribute.
It’s Better than We Thought…
And there may already be plenty of time!!!
Craig ==> Good one!
Looks like they will need to homogenize the data with COVID deaths …
CO2… wrote: ”Looks like they will need to homogenize the data with COVID deaths …”
Video: UK data noose on the masses – vaccine stakeholders what have you done? | Voice for Science and Solidarity
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. If there are any actual weather deaths the coroners have been reporting them all as Covid deaths, and will keep doing so until some other phony emergency replaces Covid as the crisis du jour in the media.
Just think. If we spend trillions of dollars in “climate action” money, we can probably reduce the climate death rate to 1 in 2,000,000 or so.
Of course, world wide tax money is a finite resource, so we would also have to reduce funding for other efforts to reduce climate deaths.
The 10 leading causes of premature deaths in the world today, according to the World Health Organization are (in order): heart disease, stroke, COPD, lower respiratory infections, neonatal conditions, Trachea, bronchus and lung cancers, diarrhoeal, Alzhiemers and other dementias, diabetes, and kidney disease.
All of these are on the rise except neonatal and diarrhoeal.
The number one leading cause of death is AGE. I recently self-diagnosed as having stage three AGE. The first clue was when I saw my grandfather in my mirror one morning. It’s nice to have him back, I really missed him. Unfortunately, AGE is inoperable and has no known cure. I’ve admitted myself to hospice where I serve myself good quality red wine and rich, cholesterol-laden foods. All I can really do at this point is try to keep myself comfortable. : )
“Don’t let the old man in” — Clint Eastwood (movie) & Toby Keith (song)
I went to see my doctor about some issues and he said I have a degenerative condition that gets worse every year and is always fatal.
I have O-L-D
Who knew O – L – D made the ground much further down and once down up is much higher. I must be about ten feet tall now. Silly me I thought you stop growing in your late teens.
Not me. My mind, and luckily my body too, for the most part, rebelled at moving past my 6th decade, and decided to get a year younger instead. Next year, another year younger, etc. My current goal is to die as young as possible, hopefully in my 30’s…
My mother once told me she was a 16 year old trapped in a 90 year old body. I’m starting to understand what she meant…
BobM ==> Are you sure you are not just regressing to a more child-like mental state?
Kip, sure hope so, if “more child-like” means “less old”. Trying to keep mentally and physically active and not ready to get sedentary. Tracking backwards gives me a constant challenge to look forward to, though my wife is not thrilled with it. ;-}
BobM ==> ah, yes…the wife problem. I retired and went back to sea with the wife — blue water and cruising under sail. Everything that hadn;t already been abused/worn-out or broken got broken in the last couple of decades. Now, I write….
Geez I saw my now deceased father in the mirror the other day, I smiled, hopefully I’ve got another 30 yrs to go. Not sure if the red wine helps or hinders, oh well it’s enjoyable anyway.
Alan ==> Yeah, go a little easier on the red wine….did your father return your smile?
Yep, well at least a cheeky grin
Once you know it is terminal, getting the most quality out of what time remains is all you can really do.
BTW – where are the hospice vineyards? I checked my local store, but they don’t carry their wine. I might have to relocate when the time comes.
Something is going to kill me eventually. I want it to have tasted good.
When asked what he spent all his money on, an aging W.C. Fields said “I spent half of it on gambling, liquor, and women. The other half I wasted”.
What does AGE stand for?
Arterial Gas Embolism? (from the jabs!)
Abusive Guardianships of the Elderly?
With you on that. Sadly I think I have entered stage four.
Doonman ==> As population increases, the number of deaths from each (except in fields that are seeing real world improvements) naturally increases.
Of course. But the object of modern medicine is to reduce the rate of illnesses, and that is not happening in 8 out of the top ten that cause premature deaths. It is the rate that is rising.
It’s always a political decision on where to spend tax money. But when you decide to spend your finite resources on tilting at windmills instead as your top priority, it’s no surprise at all that this is happening.
Doonman ==> Can you supply links to the increase in rate of top ten causes of deaths (as in XX per million)? Interesting topic.
Something is going to get you. As myriad diseases are defeated, or at least held off, the more intractable causes of death MUST rise per capita.
What is it about the word “premature” that you fail to understand?
We may not be considering the same statistic. I was considering what kills people. You were considering what kills people ahead of their time. There is no acceptable way of defining an appropriate “age we should die”.
Doonman and Ellen ==> I’m afraid Ellen is correct on this. There is no scientific determination of which deaths are “premature’ outside of accidents, murders, and suicides which we can safely consider “premature” in a real world sense (but not if we are talking philosophy or religion).
The mathematicl trick used to define what is “premature” is calling any death short of the mean “premature” — which makes it a circular argument.
I’m gonna fix this for you. This is more realistic, in consideration of the increased deaths that will result from electric grid failures, heating systems that don’t work due to said electric grid failures, people who can’t afford the cost of heating fuel, etc.
“Just think. If we spend trillions of dollars in “climate action” money, we can probably INCREASE the climate death rate to 1 in 200,000 or so.”
“All of these (causes of premature deaths) are on the rise except neonatal and diarrhoeal.”
Add two more new contenders: “Cold weather deaths” and “Covid-19 vaccine deaths”.
And most of the climate disasters were like the Valentines Day Texas Freeze, hardly fitting the “we all gonna burn up!” theme.
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
It’s a matter of personal preference. But I’ll take the heat.
Fixed that for you. There are no “climate disasters,” just bad weather. Which we will always have, no matter what the “climate” is doing.
The only “climate disaster” will be the descent into the next glaciation. And for the record, humans won’t be the cause of THAT, either.
And most of the climate disasters were like the Valentines Day Texas Freeze
Funny how it usually works out that way.
“Weather and climate disasters” lumps the death from cold and hot weather and climate disasters. Any breakdown. Cold weather and climate kills more than the hot weather and climate
Yup – 20 times more…
COLD WEATHER KILLS 20 TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE AS HOT WEATHER
by Joseph D’Aleo and Allan MacRae, September 4, 2015
eo ==> The point is that climate and weather deaths are not rising exponentially — contrary to IPCC alarmists narrative.
There are no “climate deaths.” Without instruments, we couldn’t even identify the supposed amount of “change” to the Earth’s temperature/climate, and there is absolutely no scientific basis for the notion that a warming climate = worse weather. Quite the opposite, in fact.
If we were still mired in the climate conditions of the Little Ice Age with today’s human population, there would probably be billions starving to death due to the inability to grow sufficient food. The increase in temperature since the Little Ice Age has been 100% beneficial.
Please stop even suggesting that any deaths can be blamed on the “climate” – you’re just providing food for the propaganda campaign.
We are living in an Earthly Paradise and not one person in a thousand shows the slightest shred of gratitude.
I’ll drink another IPA to that!!
Make mine a Guiness! Make it two Guinnei, Cellar temperature, not chilled.
It’s too damned cold here for IPA.
Love IPA, by the way! We have an IPA here in Calgary that is very hoppy, very bitter and it is exquisite – called Last Best IPA. When the execrable lockdowns were announced, I dropped by my favorite pub, sat at the bar with the usual suspects, and announced “Gentlemen, this is my last best Last Best.“
I haven’t had one since – waiting for warm weather, if it ever returns.
Not everyone agrees. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/01/third-costliest-year-on-record-for-weather-disasters-in-2021-343-billion-in-damages/
Expanding bullseye just keeps on expanding.
Because our wealth keeps expanding
Unless we allow the climate Scientologists to destroy our wealth
Really? They included the western US wildfires in their list of weather disasters.
I wonder if they’ll include the Russian invasion of Ukraine is this year’s list.
Yes they will. Thy are the Winds of War after all.
Roger Pielke, Jr, was reporting on a decline in deaths, you are referencing an increase in the costs of property damage. Not the same thing.
We would do well to boot out climate alarmists academics and put engineers in their jobs and see a return to cogent reasoning.
Owen and Retired ==> Replaceable stuff versus irreplaceable lives.
More stuff = more cost.
More expensive stuff = more cost.
That the COST of damage is continually increasing is hardly surprising, and is also meaningless in the context climate.
The cost of weather disasters is falling as a percentage of gdp.
Cost Of Disasters Is Falling–Roger Pielke Jr | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)
Measuring disaster costs as a fraction of GDP is the recommended methodology of the United Nations under its Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.
Bill ==> Yes, most people are innumerate, fall short of true literacy and lack critical thinking skills — thus are easy to fool by changing details about numbers.
Any good propagandist knows the game and plays it well.
Owen ==> It is ALWAYS a question of “What exactly are they really counting?”
As the world becomes more developed, the replaceable things (buildings etc) become more costly to replace or repair when damaged. “Billion dollar damages” is just a reflection of the dollar value of things and the tendency of a richer society to take more risk by building in harms way.
Try thinking, genius.
First, inflation guarantees we will continue to set records of “most costly” years even if the weather “events” were identical every year;
Second, we keep building more expensive structures in the path of expected natural disasters – like at the beach along the Atlantic coast and in the “wild land interface” in western states like California and Colorado which are prone to wildfires. So again, even without inflation or any change in the weather “events” we would see higher costs when there’s more “stuff” to destroy in the path of the weather of your choice.
This is how they fool dupes like you – they use a meaningless metric like “dollars of damage” to make it SEEM like the “weather” is getting worse. An examination of weather history, on the other hand, shows no such thing – unless you use equally meaningless metrics (“named storms” being a fine example) or ignore improvements in observations over time that identify things that would not have been identified in the past.
Next year the same amount of damage will cost about 10% more just from inflation, and I’m not referring to winds getting stronger.
15 degrees below zero F. and I am being saved from certain death by fossil fuels.
Was -27c here in calgary last night
Love my natural gas
Yup. Same here by Lac St Anne. Three gas furnaces and a wind chill of -30.
I feel for you guys, haven seen nothing warmer than -22 f for 72 hours and a straight up -50 F. I gave that up and moved to Arizona, I just check the digital remote outside thermometer and it saying 34 F coldest night this winter. Silly me I though the end of February were were suppose to have some nice weather down here. Can’t wait for the 104 F average days again. These old joints and bones hurt in this weather.
Our Irish politicians – especially the Green ones – are in a panic about global warming. It was 2°C (-5°C with windchill) in Dublin this morning. Most ordinary Irish would welcome 5°C more warmth.
Crispin ==> I hope the springs and summers compensate for the oh-so-cold winters!
Dave O. ==> Where are you? I had a 60 degree day in the U.S. Northeast yesterday (but expect snow today).
Dave ==> My grandparents lived on the Pine Ridge when my father was born — taught school there. Way too cold for this sailor…..
Only the strong survive in SD. And those that use fossil fuels.
But, but, but … I heard both Joey Biden and his Climate Czar Ketchup Kerry declare that climate crises were happening all over the globe???
Don’t tell me they lied to me?
It’s not a lie if they aren’t smart enough to understand what they are saying.
Yes, it is. If they’re that dim they should keep quiet.
Chaswarnertoo ==> The dimmer one is the less one knows to keep their mouths shut.
Joel ==> They suffer delusions.
They lied to you. Sorry if that is disillusioning. ;-D
Excellent news! Thanks for sharing.
I wonder why the MSM seldom give good news like this the front-page treatment and only seem to want to pedal doom and gloom?
Not interested that someone just shot an Archduck in Suberbia?
Tenuc ==> Good news does not sell newspapers or attract viewers.
It is a wonderful world, & I have enjoyed many of it’s fruits immensely. I have just one last wish. I want a 21St birthday party.
Born 29 February 1940 I have to make it to 29 Feb 2024, then I’ll happily go quietly.
So Mr Putin, could you postpone your little war for a couple of years please.
But for Michael Mann and his clique, such news is “much worse than we thought!”…
and the reason for that welcome decline is the huge improvement in early warning, evacuation and provision of refuges in places most hit by typhoons and tropical storms… the Philippines, Bangladesh etc.
Nothing to do with any lack of extreme weather.
Also nothing to do with the fact extreme weather is not increasing either.
Climate improvement denial
Never mind griff
It’s still extreme between your ears
“the huge improvement in early warning, evacuation and provision of refuges in places most hit by typhoons and tropical storms… the Philippines, Bangladesh etc.”
and all if that is mostly provided by FOSSIL FUELS!
fossil fueled civilization providing the infrastructure to react to natural disasters
You are right! Adaptation, communication, and preparation is much more effective than prevention.
Which is completely INeffective – because they’re wrong about all of it and their proposed “cure” wouldn’t solve the “problem” if there was one!
A major factor to be sure. Brought to you courtesy of fossil fuels — especially the evacuation part.
Please wait 4 hours to evacuate while we recharge the bus batteries. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.
Because we all no there was never a death due to extreme weather until SUVs were invented.
Plus, with sea level rise at a couple of millimeters a year, one could crawl away from the water – just maybe an inch or two – take a two or three year nap – rinse and repeat. OR, maybe, just stand there for 80 or 90 years and risk getting your feet wet.
Sal ==> But Sal, every grandmother knows that if you get your feet wet, you’ll get a cold, and colds can lead to pneumonia and pneumonia can kill ya!
Good news is no news at all to a warmunist. They only deal in bad news.
6,100 people died from global warming. AOC needs to do something about that.
Opus ==> They are working on laws and regulations guaranteed to kill more people faster….
Murmer murmer… tipping point… murmer murmer..
Måns Barklund ==> Gads! If it tips any further, no one will die and we’ll be too crowded….
Mark ==> That’s an interesting viewpoint….