Skip to comments.Climate change linked to 21,000 deaths in nine months (according to Oxfam)
Posted on 12/01/2010 3:59:38 PM PST by PROCON
Extreme weather events linked to climate change has caused the deaths of 21,000 people worldwide in the first nine months of 2010, according to Oxfam. This is already twice the casualties of 2009. In a new report More than ever: climate talks that work for those that need them most, the organization outlines the casualties of such weather-related disasters, for example devastating floods in Pakistan which killed 2,000 people and affected more than 20 million.
"This year has seen massive suffering and loss due to extreme weather disasters. This is likely to get worse as climate change tightens its grip. The human impacts of climate change in 2010 send a powerful reminder why progress in Cancun is more urgent than ever," report author Tim Gore said in a press release.
Officials from governments around the world are currently meeting in Cancun at this year's UN Climate Summit, however expectations are low for reaching an agreement.
Despite rising frustration with the international community's unwillingness to tackle climate change, Gore defends the UN as the best venue for such action: "[The UN] is the only forum where the world can decide on an effective global response to an unfolding global crisis. The UN process has helped to generate international pressure in the past few years. This has pushed countries to initiate their own domestic policy, set targets they otherwise would not have done, and start to address the adaptation needs of poor and vulnerable communities."
While a single weather event cannot be solely attributed to climate change, scientists have warned that a warming Earth will increase the number of severe weather occurrences and worsen the severity of such events. This year has produced a litany of severe weather-related events that were surprising in their ferocity: floods across the US, drought in the Amazon, monsoon rains in Southeast Asia, and a record-breaking heatwave in Russia. Given such disasters, both scientists and government officials are becoming less reticent this year in making the connection between severe weather and climate change.
Bangladesh as an example of global warming proof? Give me a break/ That area has had mild and severe winters at random since before the Industrial Revolution was even a wild dream...
Not at all!! Not a day has passed over the past couple o0f weeks that I didn’t see at least one article beating the drum for global warming. The theme is, its here, its real, and it is definitely being caused by CO2 released by human activties. The word has gone out, and the (press) fix is in. The specific motivation for this campaign, at this time, is not clear to me. But it cannot be merely accidental.
My “Chicken Little” image disappeared. Below is a link to it:
I’m in MA too,and you nailed it.
Communications and comprehension rule #1...
Unless the names and credentials of "scientists" is provided, the authority and credibility of the source is pretty much zero.
Are there actual real people stupid enough to get exercised by such propagandist drivel?
Glad you asked. For 20 years, now, I've been asserting the same thing :
"The only planet with an even remotely constant climate is --- a dead planet."
"[The UN] is the only forum where the world can decide on an effective global response to an unfolding global crisis.
...and like Voltaire and God, if Anthropological Global Warming did not exist, the UN IPCC would be compelled to invent it.
As with most social control concepts "invented" by man, invariably ALL power and control accrues to the "inventors;" usually quickly perverted to unlimited control and power.
That may happen everywhere on earth --- except for the great experiment. In the USA, not gonna happen.
Because it is not generally pubicized; secret, closed meetings are their weapons.
Our nuclear weapons are logic, reason and ridicule, as you can see here, liberally applied by knowledgeable Freepers.
This is a good place to visit on subject of death.
FR blocks most liberal crap, some gets through.
We do not need this garbage posted on this site just so we can debate it.
Climate Change AKA Global Warming is now Extreme Weather Events; and so the train puffs through the long night...
Winter 50-51 was good for three feet+; came up to my armpits.
Except...THEY think they are GOD now .....
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