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Climate change threat is overblown

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By Marita Noon

The current cold temperatures have brought back the “serious threat” claims made by climate change alarmists.
Richard C.J. Somerville, climate scientist at the University of California, San Diego Institution of Oceanography, wrote “Cold comfort,” an op-ed recently published in newspapers throughout the country.
He grouses that people don’t take the “here and now” consequences of climate change seriously — pointing out that only 40 percent of Americans see it as a threat.
Somerville posits: “the medical profession and communication experts may have much to teach those climate scientists” because “Priming patients to appreciate the value of medical diagnostic tests has been shown to make them more likely to take these tests and then act on the results.”
What Somerville misses in the analogy is that the data backs up the medical case. For example, getting a mammogram catches breast cancer early and increases survival rates. On the contrary, the data doesn’t support the claims made by climate scientists — but they just keep making them. In Somerville’s column, he offers several familiar, easily disproven statements:
“Low-lying areas are threatened by sea-level rise” which will result in “millions of environmental refugees.”


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