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Old 01-17-2020, 05:22 PM
 
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Disasters More Than Ever according to a new study.

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We quantified the dynamics of socio-economic vulnerability to climate-related hazards. A decreasing trend in both human and economic vulnerability is evident. Global average mortality and loss rates have dropped by 6.5 and nearly 5 times, respectively, from 1980 to 1989 to 2007–2016. Results also show a clear negative relation between vulnerability and wealth.”
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:59 PM
 
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Meh, the climate always changes.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:05 PM
 
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Jesus, you people will literally believe anything.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:07 PM
 
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Jesus, you people will literally believe anything.
I say the same about AGW, I mean seriously?
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:22 PM
 
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If Man Made Climate Change Is A Scientific Fact And Existential Threat Why Is The World Safer From Climate-Related Disasters More Than Ever according to a new study.
Why not take 10 minutes to at least skim over that study? It's pretty interesting. Almost all poor countries have gotten a little richer in the past 40 years, and apparently these wealth increases have made people a lot safer. The biggest killer is wind. When you're super poor, and live in a crappy house, an ordinary hurricane will knock it down. You'll lose everything and quite possibly be killed. If you're a little less poor and live in a slightly better house, you'll come through the storm undamaged.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:35 PM
 
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Why not take 10 minutes to at least skim over that study? It's pretty interesting. Almost all poor countries have gotten a little richer in the past 40 years, and apparently these wealth increases have made people a lot safer. The biggest killer is wind. When you're super poor, and live in a crappy house, an ordinary hurricane will knock it down. You'll lose everything and quite possibly be killed. If you're a little less poor and live in a slightly better house, you'll come through the storm undamaged.
This.


The poor countries have better safety standard now, in general. In the past, many undeveloped countries would build houses in random places with no regard to safety, and then a mud slide would wipe them out and kill a bunch of people. Now, many have standards that would rival us. I was in Vietnam earlier and boy, it's developed now and nothing like the war moves that you saw.

And then there is China, who moved tens of millions of people away from rural villages and their shacks; and have them live in concrete high rises in the cities. That country alone would be enough to move the needle.

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:09 PM
 
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The poor countries have better safety standard now, in general. In the past, many undeveloped countries would build houses in random places with no regard to safety, and then a mud slide would wipe them out and kill a bunch of people. Now, many have standards that would rival us. I was in Vietnam earlier and boy, it's developed now and nothing like the war moves that you saw.

And then there is China, who moved tens of millions of people away from rural villages and their shacks; and have them live in concrete high rises in the cities. That country alone would be enough to move the needle.
Definitely. In 1980, at the beginning of the period looked at by that study, there were still vast numbers of Chinese in abject poverty, dying by the thousands in natural disasters every year. But the country has completely transformed since then...
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:16 PM
 
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I say the same about AGW, I mean seriously?
They believe taxing US citizens will change the earth's climate. What a hoot.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:21 PM
 
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They believe taxing US citizens will change the earth's climate. What a hoot.
It's kind of a hoot that you add this to every climate thread, regardless of relevance.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:23 PM
 
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It's kind of a hoot that you add this to every climate thread, regardless of relevance.
Only it’s because liberals believe they can tax the world out of problems.
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