Climate “scientists”: 95 percent of people fry to death at 20 °C


The Sydney Morning Herald has discussed what happens when the global mean temperature increases by 4 °C:

Too hot to handle: can we afford a 4-degree rise?

Kevin Anderson, a director of a Tyndall Centre somewhere in the U.K., sees it in this way:

If you have got a population of 9 billion by 2050 and you hit 4 degrees, 5 degrees or 6 degrees, you might have half a billion people surviving.

So the population will happily continue to rise to 9 billion by 2050. Suddenly, the global mean temperature will apparently jump from 15 °C to 20 °C, we’re told, and 8.5 billion people will suddenly die because 20 °C is surely deadly.

I wonder whether those loons actively realize what they are saying – and what their colleagues are saying – and whether at least some of them know that the likes of Mr Anderson are mentally ill. You see that the U.K. doesn’t have any counterpart of the ObamaCare if they can’t afford to store Mr Anderson in a psychiatric asylum.

Needless to say, there doesn’t exist any empirically based reason to think that the temperature change in the next 40 years will exceed something like 0.5 °C – see all RSS cooling and warming trends (which imply that the very sign of the future temperature changes are unknown) – so five degrees is already an overestimate by one order of magnitude.

However, if the planet were warmer by 5 °C, just imagine this nonsense for the sake of it, we could notice the difference but we would surely see no substantial death rate. In fact, that’s about the point at which the warm-weather-related deaths would match the cold-weather-related deaths. At this point, the number of temperature-related deaths would probably be minimized. That’s not a shocking insight – after all, 20 °C is the temperature we like in our living rooms – I actually favor 23 °C but it is not far – so if this is also chosen to be the global mean temperature, the planet will surely become more comfortable than it is now.

But it’s amazing that those people don’t realize how little 4 °C is for our planet. Every year, the seasons change the temperature at every place away from the equator by dozens of degrees. Every 24 hours, we experience a day-night temperature difference comparable to 4 °C, too. The different places on the globe differ, too:

You see that depending on the location (equator vs Antarctica are the two extremes), the annual average temperatures go from -50 to +30 °C or so. The width of this interval is 80 °C. Four Celsius degrees is just 1/20 of this width. So by moving by something like 1/20 of the distance between the equator and the poles which is 1/80 of the Earth’s circumference, you may completely compensate the effect of such a warming. Many people have moved by much more than 1/80 of the circumference of the Earth and many of them survived. 😉

A cooling by 5 °C would have a higher impact because ice sheets would begin to grow at many places which would change the environment “qualitatively”: that’s why the ice ages were pretty different. But that’s only because on the downside, we’re pretty close to a phase transition, the freezing point of water, 0 °C, when certain important things change discontinuously.

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Usually I’m a little chilly at 20’C.
It is 68’F.

There exists an identified place here in the United States where everyone, every man woman children, who lives on Earth can show up with ample space to squat, tent and barbe-que their meals. Malthus was confined to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland became confused by the urban crowding in London and the lousy distribution systems and food preservation of the 18th century. Paul Erlich remains a spoiled Stanford debutante using scare tactics guilt tripping to preserve his socialist cash flows from his lefto contributors. Carl Sagan, I still like him, started his “Cosmos” thing which morphed after his death into the vulnerable precious planet Mother Gaia nonsense. Michael Crichton, physician and physicist, writer of Andramada Strain was the first nameplate scientist to label the entire global warming-clmate change hysteria hookum. Trust me, if someone would ask O’BingoGame how serious is the threat of the Andramada Strain on public health he would pose an answer. Whenever confronting a climate change greenpeace klug ask if the dangerous climate conditions are the cause of the recent Andramada Strain outbreaks in desert New Mexico. My confidence is that these over schooled spoiled brats will give an educated response. The place where we can all show up is Texas.