Mark Landsbaum | Sorry AGW enthusiasts, the sky isn’t falling

Contrary to the hysterical rant, the sky wasn’t falling. But at least Chicken Little made an honest mistake. If only global warming alarmists were as sincerely mistaken. Too often it seems what’s happening is something other than an honest mistake.

Alarmist in Chief President Barack Obama proclaimed last month: "Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms."

But there is no "overwhelming judgment of science" connecting raging fires, crippling droughts and more powerful storms with manmade climate change. Did the president make an honest mistake?

A recent study published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society examined the claim that disaster-related financial losses increased because of manmade climate change. Researcher Laurens M. Bouwer of the Institute for Environmental Studies in the Netherlands, examined 22 previous studies regarding the alleged connection.

"All 22 studies show that increases in exposure and wealth are by far the most important drivers for growing disaster losses," Bouwer said. In short, when people build more stuff in harm’s way, it’s more likely to be harmed.


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