“We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change,”
The message from the child snuff film makers being that it is OK to kill children of your choice – if you believe their deaths are for the greater good. (See Germany, 1939)
So let’s dissect their claim. The 25 worst natural disasters of the 20th century all occurred with CO2 levels lower than Hansen’s safe level of 350 ppm. Most of these were the result of climate change.
Here is a small sampling of climate change induced deaths from more than 50 years ago.
In 1958, climate change killed between 20 and 43 million people in China. CO2 levels were well below Hansen’s safe 350 ppm.
In 1931, climate change killed 3.7 million people in China. CO2 levels were well below Hansen’s safe 350 ppm.
1n 1928, climate change killed 3 million people in China. CO2 levels were well below Hansen’s safe 350 ppm.
In 1900, climate change killed 1.2 million people in India. CO2 levels were well below Hansen’s safe 350 ppm.
The USGS reported in 2004 that climatic shifts to are part of the natural cycle.
Analyses of tree rings have been used extensively to reconstruct the history of drought in the United States for the past 800 years. Tree-ring reconstructions of precipitation in northern Utah (Gray and others, in press) indicate that, since 1226 A.D., nine droughts have occurred lasting 15-20 years and four droughts have occurred lasting more than 20 years. Moreover, tree-ring records indicate that some past droughts in the Colorado River basin persisted for several decades (Meko and others, 1995).
Conclusion : Climate change deaths have no correlation with CO2, and have declined over the last hundred years.