The Lancet, a British medical journal that has been published since 1823, is on the climate change bandwagon. It has just published an editorial, “The Climate Change Emergency: Last Chance to Act?” The essay appears right before the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) begins in Glasgow on Oct. 31.
The Lancet editorial laments that the world is falling far behind and will not achieve “the 1·5°C limit on warming, nor the 2015 Paris Agreement limit of well below 2°C.”
“Targets and declarations are futile on their own; it is actions that are needed. . . . [T]he enormity of the necessary changes seemingly continues to paralyse action, which by now is non-negotiable,” the authors say.
But H. Sterling Burnett, writing on ClimateRealism.com, points out that a major scientific study involving 68 scientists in 33 countries and published in the Lancet itself undermines the doom scenario!
“Research published in the July 1 2021 edition of the Lancet came to two clear conclusions,” writes Burnett: “Cold temperatures contribute to far more deaths each year than warmer temperatures, and deaths associated with extreme temperatures, hot or cold, are declining.”
That study, discussed here, pointed out that warmer temperatures save lives because they reduce the far greater number of deaths due to cold—in fact, 10 times as many deaths.
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