It’s certainly no misperception that global warming alarmists have become far more shrill over the past months with ever wilder, more sensational claims about how the climate is getting more dangerous.
Making up facts
For example, in his COP25 opening speech, many of the claims made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outright flunked the reality test and were exposed to be outlandish and seemed to be completely made up.
At Twitter, Timjbo tweeted some Sky News footage of a statement made by the UN Secretary-General, followed by a fact-check:
Climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent, more deadly, more destructive with growing human and financial cost.”
“Incredible 98% reduction” in climate deaths since 1930
The footage of Guterres is then followed by a Sky News panel analysis at Sky News, which featured MP Craig Kelly, who said that Guterres told three untruths in a single sentence.
Lie no. 1: More climate-related deaths
First, Guterres claims a greater number of deaths from climate-related disasters, but this is untrue as the data chart shows:
Guterres is saying the exact opposite of what is true
Kelly shows that climate-related deaths are “at the lowest level in history”.
“There’s been a 98% decline, an incredible 98% decline since the 1930s,” said Kelly. “And this year we’ll get the lowest number of deaths from climate-related disasters, ever!”
Kelly slams the UN Secretary-General for saying the “exact opposite of what is true.”
Lie number 2: an increasing number of climate-related disasters
Also shown by Sky News is a chart depicting the number of reported natural disasters since 2000.
Lies for cash = fraud
Here as well climate-related disasters have fallen steadily since 2000.
Kelly believes that money is behind all the falsehoods. “The UN is after cash,” Kelly says. He adds: “Now when someone makes false and misleading statements asking for cash, that is called fraud.”
Lie no. 3: “The costs of disasters are increasing.”
The third lie in the Secretary General’s whopper statement was saying the costs of disasters was rising. But here as well the data tell the opposite story:
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