"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, May 6, 2010

EPA Blunders in Calculating Global Warming Deaths

Another alarmist claim that defies common sense is the EPA's statement that more people die from the heat than from cold..The simple inescapable fact is that more people die in winter than in summer ,however warmists never let facts get in the way of ideology.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions on the basis that warming increases the death rate. The EPA uses death certificates as the evidence that more people die from warmth than from cold.

Death rates do increase temporarily during heat waves, and the death certificates refer to a condition such as "heat stroke." There is no way to tell from death certificates, however, that warming decreases the death rate during the winter.
Death rates are substantially higher during winter months than summer months, and higher still in older populations. The death certificate generally reads "pneumonia," "heart attack," or "stroke," not "cold exposure." Cold causes sludging of the blood, decreasing circulation to the lungs, heart, and brain, especially in older people.

"The EPA mandate is based on preventing harm to human health," states Howard Maccabee, Ph.D., M.D. "EPA regulation of carbon dioxide has no basis, if health is improved overall by warming."

It will be interesting to see how the EPA stance stands up in court with the multiple state lawsuits sure to bring up these points!

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