Tuesday, June 2, 2009

300,000 figure even too much for the BBC!

Following up from this earlier post on the ridiculous claim by the Global Humanitarian Forum that climate change is already killing over 300,000 people a year, it seems that it was even too much for the BBC to stomach.
Richard Cable on its Climate Change blog has this lovely summing up of the report's methodology:
"The report contains so many extrapolations derived from guesswork based on estimates inferred from unsuitable data sets that you have to ask some serious questions about the methodology."
Couldn't have said it better myself.
And this follows on from even New Scientist referring to climate change doom-mongers.
A species of starfish has confounded climate change doom-mongers by thriving as sea temperatures and acidity increase - a scenario that is likely as the world gets warmer.
Maybe even those favourably disposed to anthropogenic climate change are getting sick and tired of the constant hysterical exaggeration and shrill over hyping that surrounds this issue.

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