Mittwoch, 24. November 2010

Wärme hält warm

15 cm Schnee im Oberharz - die Klimaerwärmung macht's möglich

Die Klimapropheten des IPCC ziehen alle Register der Angstmache, und die Medien verbreiteten Schreckensszenarien von "Hitzetoten".
Das Ergebnis einer Untersuchung ergibt für England und Wales, daß die vergangenen wärmeren Jahre sich sehr positiv auf die Wintersterblichkeit ausgewirkt haben:

New peer reviewed study: global warming lowers death rates
Posted on November 23, 2010 by Anthony Watts / WUWT

The doom and gloom, hell and high water howling seems to have hit a traffic obstacle in the form of a new paper in the UK that shows warmer weather saves lives. I really liked this part:

…they found there were only 0.7 death per million people per year due to warming in the hottest part of the year, but a decrease of fully 85 deaths per million people per year due to warming in the coldest part of the year, for a phenomenal lives-saved to life-lost ratio of 121.4.

From CO2 Science:

Lives Saved per Life Lost Due to Global Warming

Christidis, N., Donaldson, G.C. and Stott, P.A. 2010. Causes for the recent changes in cold- and heat-related mortality in England and Wales. Climatic Change 102: 539-553.

The authors write that “the IPCC AR4 states with very high confidence that climate change contributes to the global burden of disease and to increased mortality,” citing the contribution of Confalonieri et al. (2007) to that document.