It’s Better than We Thought

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. 

# # # # #

NB: At the Honest Broker Newsletter site, you may have to click “Let me read it first” at the subscribe demand.

5 48 votes
Article Rating
108 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Allen Stoner
February 23, 2022 6:05 pm

Is there nothing that the vaccines cannot accomplish? /S

Reply to  Allen Stoner
February 24, 2022 4:04 am

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
https://dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10542765/Romanias-famous-football-team-Steaua-Bucharest-announce-ban-VACCINATED-players.html

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

  • Mr Gigi Becali believes players vaccinated against coronavirus are ‘powerless’ 
  • He claims players at Steaua Bucharest and rival clubs are struggling after taking the vaccine 
  • The Romanian businessman singled out 36-year-old winger Ciprian Deac as an example of vaccine allegedly affecting older players
  • Becali also recently said Steaua Bucharest striker Claudiu Keseru can no longer play at a high level
  • His latest statement has drawn a furious reaction from the country’s government
  • Romania’s vaccination rate of 86.52 doses per 100 population means they have the second lowest in Europe

NOW WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN THIS EVENT? OH YES – I DID – IN SEPTEMBER 2021:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/21/covid-1984-kfc-smugglers-and-brutal-police-repression/#comment-3350468
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.

Last edited 3 months ago by Allan MacRae
Ozonebust
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 24, 2022 11:17 am

Allan
Good to see that you have not lost any of your vigour

Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 25, 2022 3:56 am

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

Last edited 2 months ago by Allan MacRae
jdgalt1
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 25, 2022 6:16 pm

The current vaccines may do just that — by helping them collect their Darwin awards. Just wait a couple of years.

David Middleton(@debunkhouse)
Editor
February 23, 2022 6:44 pm

Kip,

kim
Reply to  David Middleton
February 23, 2022 7:31 pm

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.
=============

Craig from Oz
February 23, 2022 6:56 pm

It’s Better than We Thought…
And there may already be plenty of time!!!

February 23, 2022 7:04 pm

Looks like they will need to homogenize the data with COVID deaths …

Reply to  co2isnotevil
February 24, 2022 8:50 pm

CO2… wrote: ”Looks like they will need to homogenize the data with COVID deaths …”

Facts:

  1. Actual deaths due to Covid-19 were few – similar to a typical seasonal flu. In the USA, Covid-19 deaths were falsely exaggerated by 16 times – I published ~10X circa Dec2021, which was the ratio between USA and Alberta. So divide USA fatalities by 16 to get real numbers. There was no increase in total death trends in Alberta and Canada to July 1, 2020. Total deaths increased ~end 2020 when the “vaccines” started.
  2. Deaths from the toxic Covid-19 “vaccines” are many and will be huge. The government criminals are trying to blame the virus for their vaccine-caused deaths, and stupid people believe them. Darwin awards all ‘round.

Video: UK data noose on the masses – vaccine stakeholders what have you done? | Voice for Science and Solidarity

Last edited 2 months ago by Allan MacRae
jdgalt1
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 25, 2022 6:19 pm

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.

Last edited 2 months ago by jdgalt1
Doonman
February 23, 2022 7:10 pm

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.

Thomas
Reply to  Doonman
February 23, 2022 7:21 pm

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. : )

John Hultquist
Reply to  Thomas
February 23, 2022 8:17 pm

“Don’t let the old man in” — Clint Eastwood (movie) & Toby Keith (song)

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Thomas
February 23, 2022 8:49 pm

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

mal
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
February 24, 2022 12:50 am

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.

BobM
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
February 24, 2022 10:24 am

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…

yirgach
Reply to  BobM
February 24, 2022 11:51 am

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
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 25, 2022 6:08 pm

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. ;-}

Alan M
Reply to  Thomas
February 24, 2022 5:23 am

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.

Last edited 3 months ago by Alan M
Alan M
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 25, 2022 1:17 am

Yep, well at least a cheeky grin

whatlanguageisthis
Reply to  Thomas
February 24, 2022 7:57 am

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.

Ellen
Reply to  whatlanguageisthis
February 24, 2022 8:53 am

Something is going to kill me eventually. I want it to have tasted good.

Timo, Not That One
Reply to  Ellen
February 24, 2022 4:24 pm

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”.

menace
Reply to  Thomas
February 24, 2022 9:07 am

What does AGE stand for?
Acute Gastroenteritis?
Arterial Gas Embolism? (from the jabs!)
Abusive Guardianships of the Elderly?

Last edited 3 months ago by menace
very old white guy
Reply to  Thomas
February 24, 2022 11:51 am

With you on that. Sadly I think I have entered stage four.

JBP
Reply to  Thomas
February 27, 2022 3:24 pm

Hahaha. Good.

Doonman
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 24, 2022 9:55 am

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.

Ellen
Reply to  Doonman
February 24, 2022 8:51 am

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.

Doonman
Reply to  Ellen
February 24, 2022 10:07 am

What is it about the word “premature” that you fail to understand?

Ellen
Reply to  Doonman
February 24, 2022 10:28 am

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”.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Doonman
February 24, 2022 8:52 am

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.

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.”

Reply to  Doonman
February 24, 2022 9:04 pm

Doonman wrote:
“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”.

Tom Halla
February 23, 2022 7:14 pm

And most of the climate disasters were like the Valentines Day Texas Freeze, hardly fitting the “we all gonna burn up!” theme.

Thomas
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 23, 2022 7:26 pm

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.

R. Frost

It’s a matter of personal preference. But I’ll take the heat.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 24, 2022 9:19 am

And most of the climate weather disasters were like the Valentines Day Texas Freeze, hardly fitting the “we all gonna burn up!” theme.

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.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 24, 2022 11:24 am

And most of the climate disasters were like the Valentines Day Texas Freeze

Funny how it usually works out that way.

eo
February 23, 2022 7:34 pm

“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

Reply to  eo
February 24, 2022 4:07 am

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
https://friendsofsciencecalgary.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/cold-weather-kills-macrae-daleo-4sept2015-final.pdf
 

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 24, 2022 9:28 am

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.

commieBob
February 23, 2022 7:50 pm

We are living in an Earthly Paradise and not one person in a thousand shows the slightest shred of gratitude.

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  commieBob
February 23, 2022 8:10 pm

I’ll drink another IPA to that!!

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 24, 2022 4:10 am

Make mine a Guiness! Make it two Guinnei, Cellar temperature, not chilled.
It’s too damned cold here for IPA.

Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 25, 2022 4:12 am

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.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Owen
February 23, 2022 8:51 pm

Expanding bullseye just keeps on expanding.
Because our wealth keeps expanding
Unless we allow the climate Scientologists to destroy our wealth

Frederick Michael
Reply to  Owen
February 23, 2022 9:39 pm

Really? They included the western US wildfires in their list of weather disasters.

Really.

I wonder if they’ll include the Russian invasion of Ukraine is this year’s list.

H.R.
Reply to  Frederick Michael
February 24, 2022 7:56 am

Yes they will. Thy are the Winds of War after all.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Owen
February 23, 2022 10:57 pm

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.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
February 24, 2022 3:38 am

We would do well to boot out climate alarmists academics and put engineers in their jobs and see a return to cogent reasoning.

TonyG
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 24, 2022 11:27 am

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.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Owen
February 24, 2022 4:17 am

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)

Bill Toland
Reply to  Bill Toland
February 24, 2022 4:37 am

Measuring disaster costs as a fraction of GDP is the recommended methodology of the United Nations under its Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Owen
February 24, 2022 9:36 am

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.

Jtom
Reply to  Owen
February 26, 2022 3:49 pm

Next year the same amount of damage will cost about 10% more just from inflation, and I’m not referring to winds getting stronger.

Dave O.
February 23, 2022 8:04 pm

15 degrees below zero F. and I am being saved from certain death by fossil fuels.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Dave O.
February 23, 2022 8:51 pm

Was -27c here in calgary last night
Love my natural gas

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
February 23, 2022 9:36 pm

Yup. Same here by Lac St Anne. Three gas furnaces and a wind chill of -30.

mal
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
February 24, 2022 12:57 am

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.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
February 24, 2022 3:45 am

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.

Dave O.
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 24, 2022 10:43 am

South Dakota

Dave O.
Reply to  Kip Hansen
February 25, 2022 8:22 am

Only the strong survive in SD. And those that use fossil fuels.

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
February 23, 2022 8:05 pm

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?

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 23, 2022 8:52 pm

It’s not a lie if they aren’t smart enough to understand what they are saying.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
February 24, 2022 6:00 am

Yes, it is. If they’re that dim they should keep quiet.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 24, 2022 9:39 am

They lied to you. Sorry if that is disillusioning. ;-D

Tenuc Hardon
February 23, 2022 8:07 pm

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?

kim
Reply to  Tenuc Hardon
February 23, 2022 8:42 pm

What?
Not interested that someone just shot an Archduck in Suberbia?
===========

Hasbeen
February 23, 2022 10:17 pm

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.

Ric
February 23, 2022 11:57 pm

But for Michael Mann and his clique, such news is “much worse than we thought!”…

griff
February 24, 2022 12:45 am

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.

mal
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 12:59 am

Also nothing to do with the fact extreme weather is not increasing either.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 1:04 am

Climate improvement denial

fretslider
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 1:26 am

Never mind griff

It’s still extreme between your ears

Ron
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 2:28 am

“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!

garboard
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 2:31 am

fossil fueled civilization providing the infrastructure to react to natural disasters

Rich Lambert
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 5:37 am

Mr. Griff
You are right! Adaptation, communication, and preparation is much more effective than prevention.
Rich

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Rich Lambert
February 24, 2022 9:42 am

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!

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 8:16 am

the reason for that welcome decline is the huge improvement in early warning, evacuation and provision of refuges

A major factor to be sure. Brought to you courtesy of fossil fuels — especially the evacuation part.

Doonman
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 10:00 am

Please wait 4 hours to evacuate while we recharge the bus batteries. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

Duane
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 5:45 pm

Because we all no there was never a death due to extreme weather until SUVs were invented.

SMH

Sal Minella
Reply to  griff
February 26, 2022 9:41 am

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.

Duane
February 24, 2022 4:41 am

Good news is no news at all to a warmunist. They only deal in bad news.

Opus
February 24, 2022 8:55 am

6,100 people died from global warming. AOC needs to do something about that.

Måns Barklund
February 26, 2022 8:46 am

Murmer murmer… tipping point… murmer murmer..

%d bloggers like this: