CDC Claim Earthquake is a Type of Weather.

You know you’re reading an article about global warming when even an institution as serious and normally sober as the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  starts spewing rubbish like this.

The CDC has a webpage warning of deaths caused by climate change in the USA, which it claims amount to several hundred a year. Now, here’s me thinking that “Weather is not climate change” but apparently for these purposes, weather is climate change. The CDC compare deaths from climate change heat to other “Weather-related deaths” –

Extreme heat events, or heat waves, are the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. They cause more deaths each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.

CDC: Climate Change Extreme Heat

Wait, what? Earthquakes are “weather-related”?

But notice the way that one supposition is smoothly slid past the reader of this page whilst they’re taking this all in. For those heretics that claim that cold winters disprove global warming, the standard response is always an exasperated “weather is not climate”. Geez. Don’t you guys get that? But at the same time as we’re being brow-beaten with that claim, we’re also being fed the line that weather IS climate: when it strengthens the claim of calamitous global warming.

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s the poster from the CDC web page –

 

CDC: When weather is climate change.

 

So remember, when weather doesn’t fit the pattern of global warming, it’s just weather. When it bolsters the message of eternal hell-fire and damnation for not paying your carbon sin tax then weather is most definitely climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

10 responses to “CDC Claim Earthquake is a Type of Weather.

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  2. The CDC says:

    “From 1999 to 2003, a total of 3,442 people died of heat-related deaths, an average of about 688 deaths a year.”
    CDC

    The CDC says:

    During 1999–2002, a total of 4,607 death certificates in the United States had hypothermia-related diagnoses listed as the underlying cause of death or nature of injury leading to the underlying cause of death (annual incidence: four per 1,000,000 population).
    CDC

    Which is an average of 1,151 hypothermia-related deaths per year.

    I have not even looked at:

    “hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes.”

    Apologies if I missed something because I’m sure I have but too tired to check.

    US Weather Fatlaities
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml

  3. htl, I gotta say poster makes little sense to me.
    I never saw the word weather so I’m not sure I agree with your connection but it could be.
    The poster reads like climate change & extreme heat are different events and it doesn’t say climate change caused the extreme heat but adds them together and compares them to other events which are neither climate change nor extreme heat. (I think)
    Is it possible the heat deaths are also double counted as climate change deaths and if not, which deaths are the ones from climate change?
    It appears the climate change deaths are not the ones from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes or even extreme heat.
    I’m really confused.
    Help, Mister Wizard!
    cn

  4. The CDC says:

    “From 1999 to 2003, a total of 3,442 people died of heat-related deaths, an average of about 688 deaths a year.”
    CDC

    and……..

  5. The CDC says:

    During 1999–2002, a total of 4,607 death certificates in the United States had hypothermia-related diagnoses listed as the underlying cause of death or nature of injury leading to the underlying cause of death (annual incidence: four per 1,000,000 population).
    CDC

    Which is an average of 1,151 hypothermia-related deaths per year.

    I have not even looked at:

    “hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes.”

  6. The CDC says during April 25–28, 2011, tornado activity killed 338 in 5 states.
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6128a3.htm

    • Thanks for that, Jimbo. Funny how they’re concerned about linking heat related deaths to climate change, but they don’t say a lot about the far greater number of cold related deaths do they?

  7. The Center For Food Security & Public Health at the Iowa State University says: “Over 200 flood-related fatalities are reported each year”
    http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Natural-Disasters/floods/

  8. According to the page below hurricanes kill on average 17 people a year.
    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/weweb/Research/DebrisImpact/Reports/DDS.pdf

    It is clear from all the above that the CDCs statement is most likely false.

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