Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates – New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’
Cause of Death? Climate Change.
"Climate change is a killer, but we don't acknowledge it on death certificates," co-author Dr Arnagretta Hunter, from The Australian National University (ANU) Medical School, said. "There is second component on a death certificate which allows for pre-existing conditions and other factors.
"If you have an asthma attack and die during heavy smoke exposure from bushfires, the death certificate should include that information. We can make a diagnosis of disease like coronavirus, but we are less literate in environmental determinants like hot weather or bushfire smoke." ...
"Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus," Dr. Hunter said.
Your CO2-laden breath is killing people…science says so! STUDY: ‘Three Americans create enough carbon emissions to kill one person’ – Claim: ‘For every 4,434 metric tons of CO2 produced, one person globally will die’
Professors in academia are touting a new study that is being used to call for “climate change” to be added as a cause of death on death certificates. “Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates,” co-author Dr. Arnagretta Hunter, from The Australian National University (ANU) Medical School, said. The study was published May 20, 2020 in The Lancet Planetary Health.
Given the focus on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls, it appears the climate activists in academia may want in on the scary and emotional death toll counts in order to draw attention back to their climate cause.
Hunter explained: “There is second component on a death certificate which allows for pre-existing conditions and other factors. “If you have an asthma attack and die during heavy smoke exposure from bushfires, the death certificate should include that information.”
“We can make a diagnosis of disease like coronavirus, but we are less literate in environmental determinants like hot weather or bushfire smoke.” … “Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus,” Dr. Hunter said.
The study claims: “Death certification needs to be modernized, indirect causes should be reported, with all death certification prompting for external factors contributing to death, and these death data must be coupled with large-scale environmental datasets so that impact assessments can be done.”
Bill Gates: ‘Climate Change’ Deaths Will Match COVID-19’s In 40 Years – Claims COVID’s ‘misery’ will ‘happen regularly’ if climate change is not stopped – “If you want to understand the kind of damage that climate change will inflict, look at COVID-19 and spread the pain out over a much longer period of time,” the Microsoft co-founder wrote on his blog. “The loss of life and economic misery caused by this pandemic are on par with what will happen regularly if we do not eliminate the world’s carbon emissions.” … “Within the next 40 years, increases in global temperatures are projected to raise global mortality rates by the same amount—14 deaths per 100,000. By the end of the century, if emissions growth stays high, climate change could be responsible for 73 extra deaths per 100,000 people. In a lower emissions scenario, the death rate drops to 10 per 100,000. In other words, by 2060, climate change could be just as deadly as COVID-19, and by 2100 it could be five times as deadly.”
Bill Gates on Aug. 6, 2020: “The actual economic and death toll from climate change will be much, much, much greater than what we have than what we have with this pandemic.”
So, yeah deniers, climate change is more deadly than COVID-19. https://t.co/DKvXkd5DqT
— Prof Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) December 14, 2021
UN Climate Envoy Mark Carney: Climate crisis deaths ‘will be worse than Covid’ – ‘It will be the equivalent of a coronavirus crisis every year’ – Mr. Carney, who was the Bank of England governor up until last year, and the head of the Bank of Canada before that, is now the United Nations envoy for climate action and finance. Carney told the BBC that while there were parallels between the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, damage to the environment and ecosystems has the potential to cause many more deaths.
“One of the biggest issues is you cannot self-isolate from climate,” he said. “That is not an option. We cannot retreat in and wait out climate change, it will just get worse,” he told Talking Business Asia: The Climate Change Challenge. “When you look at climate change from a human mortality perspective, it will be the equivalent of a coronavirus crisis every year from the middle of this century, and every year, not just a one-off event. So it is an issue that needs to be addressed now.”
Red Cross: Global warming bigger threat than coronavirus:- Nov. 2020: “The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as is to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross says, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than COVID-19.” … ‘No vaccine for climate change’ – But, he warned, the IFRC expects “climate change will have a more significant medium and long term impact on the human life and on Earth”.
2018: NY Mag: Global Warming Death Toll Will Be ‘On The Scale Of 25 Holocausts’ – New York Magazine writer David Wallace-Wells: “Numbers that large can be hard to grasp, but 150 million is the equivalent of 25 Holocausts,” Wallace-Wells wrote, referring to the Nazi campaign to exterminate Jews and other groups. “It is five times the size of the death toll of the Great Leap Forward — the largest non-military death toll humanity has ever produced,” Wallace-Wells added. “It is three times the greatest death toll of any kind: World War II.”
Ron Clutz of Science Matters ridiculed the study: “No doubt they noticed how powerful were the Covid19 death statistics in getting the public to comply with lockdown regulations. Their logic is clear: When people die with multiple diseases, pick the one that’s politically useful. (‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’)”
Statistician Dr. Matt Briggs reacted this way: “They discovered a way to boost fear and keep control!” Briggs added, “Daily body counts blasted from the evil media, ‘Over 100 people died from climate change today, raising questions about … blah blah…'”
They discovered a way to boost fear and keep control! Simple, too. Just add "climate change" to death certificates. https://t.co/wrbnAuUpeG
Daily body counts blasted from the evil media, "Over 100 people died from climate change today, raising questions about … blah blah…"
— Staff Sergeant Briggs (@FamedCelebrity) May 21, 2020
All drownings are now caused by rising sea levels
— Nitmiluk Man (@NitmilukMan) May 21, 2020
The climate skeptic blog Tallbloke was not receptive to claims that “climate change” should be added to death certificates. “Climate alarmists yet again strain credulity to the limit, no doubt hoping to stir up guilt in the populace about energy use,” the blog noted.
Dr. John Dunn told Climate Depot: “The claim that brushfire inhalation or respiratory conditions could be attributed to climate change is remote causation for sure, the fires in Australia were, in many cases, known to be caused by arsonists. Does that mean the death certificate for someone who allegedly died from smoke inhalation is the victim of an arsonist? This is the pattern–the left decides they can use deaths as an effective method of silencing dissent to their theories. This is a pure propaganda project, and it comes from physicians who should know better when faced with their obligation to give a science-based Cause of Death. Otherwise Death Certificates are going to be nothing more than another weapon of the political agitators and advocates.”
A comment on the Tallbloke blog also ridiculed the study’s claims, noting: “Australia must have a lot of health threats if the ‘single greatest’ one accounts for 2% of the mortality rate.”
Thomas Lifson writing in American Thinker explained: “Perhaps inspired by the success of Coronavirus fearmongering in impoverishing the formerly prosperous West, global warming enthusiasts are beginning to agitate to list “climate change” as the cause of death on death certificates.” – Just wait for the headlines about “Millions killed by climate change.” And “Climate change death toll mounts.” If it bleeds, it leads. Politicized science is now a fact of life in the Western world, undermining the very foundations of the technological and material progress that liberated the mass of humanity from permanent poverty, the normal state of affairs until the scientific and industrial revolutions changed the state of civilization. Stalin was the pioneer in bending science in service of a political agenda, and under him, Trofim Lysenko led the charge to corrupt science, which ended disastrously when agriculture was forced to accept practices based on phony science. Lysenkoism is the name given to the practice of bending science to politics.
Richard Baehr imagines all sorts of conversations once “climate change” is listed as a cause of death:
Honey I got the results from the doctor.it’s bad.
Cancer? Please say no
What then- heart problem?
No worse. Climate change.
OMG how awful. How long do you have?
Depends on emissions this summer.
Greta told me to be strong.
If “climate change” becomes a cause of death listed on death certificates, it could result in some interesting reading. Many climate activists have claimed that “global warming” will lead to cannibalism. See: Warnings of climate cannibalism are nothing new: Ted Turner in 2008 warned that AGW survivors ‘will be cannibals’ & Paul Ehrlich warned in 2014 that ‘climate change’ will force humans to ‘eat bodies of dead’
Since federal research has sought a link between “climate change” and “fatal car crashes”, is it possible that anyone dying in a car crash could be listed as a “climate change” death?
See: Say what?! U. S. Department of Transportation asks: ‘How might climate change increase the risk of fatal crashes in a community?’
Feds Ask: Will Global Warming Cause More Deadly Car Crashes? – “To be precise, 7.2% more people died in traffic-related accidents in 2015 than in 2014,” reads a DOT blog post calling for independent analyses of traffic accident data…Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, then asks a series of “key questions” on the future of car crashes they want answered by groups taking up their call to analyze 2015 data. Patil and Rosekind also ask: “How might climate change increase the risk of fatal crashes in a community?”
[Note: Data shows fatal car accidents are declining: “The rate of U.S. traffic deaths is now lower than it was in 1921, back when less than 10% of the population had cars.”
Cancer deaths blamed on ‘climate change’
Now that “climate change” and cancer are being linked in a study published in the American Cancer Society journal, deaths from cancer could someday be labeled a “climate change” death.
See: New study in American Cancer Society Journal: ‘Climate change is already increasing cancer risk’ – Frets over ‘carbon footprint of cancer care’
Climate change is an overlooked threat to cancer prevention and survival
Al Gore also has promoted a link between climate change and health in recent years. See: 2017: Gore’s new health warning: ‘Every organ system can be affected by climate change’
So if Gore is correct that “climate change” impacts “every organ” in the human body, that could mean that anyone who dies of organ failure could now be listed as a “climate change” cause of death.
If someone dies from a car crash, cancer or organ failure, “climate change” could be listed as a cause of death on a death certificate.
Get ready CNN and MSNBC to pound stories like this frequently, and couple it with daily tallies of an alleged climate change “death toll”, all designed to spur calls for the need to take drastic “climate action” to stop the deaths from our alleged “climate emergency.”
Recent scientific research has countered the claims of a health threat from climate change.
After 100 years of climate change, ‘climate-related deaths’ approach zero – Dropped by over 99% since 1920
Meteorologist Anthony Watts: “New data shows the global climate-related death risk has dropped by over 99% since 1920. Despite the near constant caterwauling from climate alarmists that we are in a “climate emergency”, real-world data, release at the end of 2020 shows that climate related deaths are now approaching zero. The data spans 100 years of “global warming” back to 1920 and shows “climate related” deaths now approaching zero. Above is an update of the graph in the 2020 peer-reviewed article by Bjørn Lomborg: Welfare in the 21st century: Increasing development, reducing inequality, the impact of climate change, and the cost of climate policies.”
Also See: Study Finds We’re Winning The War On Climate-Related Diseases – ‘A wholesale rolling back of the biggest killers like diarrhea and malaria’&We Are Winning The War On Climate-Related Diseases – ‘Dramatic falls in climate-related mortality over the last 30 years’New Study by Dr. Indur Goklany: ‘Global Warming Policies Might Be Bad for Your Health’ – ‘Issues of poverty like malnutrition and unsafe water have a global impact of death and disease 70 times larger than that of theoretical climate change’
Full ANU University press release below:
Heat-related deaths have been “substantially underreported” on Australia’s national records, according to experts from The Australian National University (ANU).
Researchers say the amount of deaths attributed to excessive natural heat is at least 50 times more than recorded on death certificates.
Published in The Lancet Planetary Health, figures show over the past 11 years 340 deaths in Australia were recorded as being due to excessive heat but statistical analysis found 36,765 deaths could have been attributed to heat.
“Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates,” co-author Dr Arnagretta Hunter, from the ANU Medical School, said.
“There is second component on a death certificate which allows for pre-existing conditions and other factors.
“If you have an asthma attack and die during heavy smoke exposure from bushfires, the death certificate should include that information.
“We can make a diagnosis of disease like coronavirus, but we are less literate in environmental determinants like hot weather or bushfire smoke.”
The new analysis suggests Australia’s national heat-related mortality rate is around two per cent.
“Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus,” Dr Hunter said.
“We are successfully tracking deaths from coronavirus, but we also need healthcare workers and systems to acknowledge the relationship between our health and our environment.
“In Australia heat is the most dominant risk posed from climate change.”
The researchers say death certification needs to be modernised to reflect the impact of large-scale environmental events.
“We know the summer bushfires were a consequence of extraordinary heat and drought and people who died during the bushfires were not just those fighting fires – many Australians had early deaths due to smoke exposure,” Dr Hunter said.
Related: Your CO2-laden breath is killing people…science says so! STUDY: ‘Three Americans create enough carbon emissions to kill one person’ – Claim: ‘For every 4,434 metric tons of CO2 produced, one person globally will die’
Biden advisor claims climate is ‘the most significant public health challenge of our time’ – But data shows ‘climate-related deaths’ dropped 99% since 1920 – Cold kills much more than heat
Flashback 2018: World Health Organization: ‘Climate change is the greatest health challenge of the 21st century, and threatens all aspects of the society in which we live’
But climate reality disagrees: After 100 years of climate change, ‘climate-related deaths’ approach zero – Dropped by over 99% since 1920
Climate activists are setting the stage for this: Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates – New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’
This is a brilliant tactical move by climate activists. They will have their daily death tolls just like COVID to use to force climate policies like Green New Deal on us. As the climate change "death tolls" mount, the urgency for new regs will grow greater.
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) May 27, 2020
Watch: Whackademia: Climate activists ‘ politicizing death certificates’ – The push by academics from The Australian National University to include Climate Change as an option on death certificates is another example of activists politicizing an issue to suit their agenda, according to the Institute of Public Affairs Gideon Rozner.
‘Scaremongers’ want a ‘supercilious’ change to mortality records – Sky News host Chris Smith says a “stupid thought bubble has emerged” one which should “never see the light of day”. It comes as researchers from the Australian National University are calling for climate change to be added to death certificates. Experts said the number of deaths attributed to excessive natural heat was at least 50 times higher than the number recorded on death certificates. Mr Smith said the climate change “scaremongers” are back at it as they “propose another supercilious change to our normal lives”. “Unless you’re wandering through a desert with no water, you can rarely die from the heat alone,” Mr Smith said.
Watch: Sky News Australia: Push for climate change to be noted on death certificates
Study co-author: Our environment has always affected our mortality, should we add climate change to death certificates? – “As we respond to the global pandemic we have a remarkable opportunity to combat a number of serious threats to our human future, creating a safer, cleaner and kinder world. Part of addressing the challenge comes from recognizing the magnitude of the risk to our health.”
James Delingpole: Doctors Push for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Recorded on Death Certificates – Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) have called for ‘climate change’ to be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates. They claim that in Australia, the rate of people dying as a result of global warming may be 50 times higher than is officially acknowledged. … Climate activists around the world see the coronavirus pandemic as a crisis which they must not allow to go to waste. The timing of this letter suggests that they are learning their lessons well. They may have noted that in many countries, the medical authorities have adopted extraordinarily lax policies towards the inclusion of “Covid-19” on death certificates. In the UK, for example, as Ronan Maher has reported here and here, the Coronavirus Act (2020) includes clauses which makes it possible for doctors to put Covid-19 as a cause of death on certificates without even having seen the patient before their death — and with little independent oversight. … As the authors of the letter to Lancet Planetary Health must surely be aware, including ‘climate change’ as a cause of death on death certificates is fraught with similar difficulties. As well as being easily abused by activists with an agenda, it is impossible to attribute with any certainty even extreme weather events to climate change.
Dopey "study" by unhinged academics says we need to start putting #ClimateChange on death certificates.
Do you see a parallel with #COVID hysteria?
It's just a way to spread fear and gain control of your life.
Morano of @ClimateDepot explains:https://t.co/qgcVHGr49f
— Clear Energy Alliance (@clearenergy) May 22, 2020
‘Blame White People, Science Says’ – Study: White people to blame for pollution – But blacks and Hispanics suffer the most
Blame White People, Science Says: White people are primarily the cause of the disproportionate amount of pollution inhaled by Black and Hispanic communities across the United States, new research shows.
Flashback 1846: White Men Blamed For Destroying The Climate For Over 200 Years – 1846: ‘That great changes have taken place in the climate of Australia all testimonies satisfactorily prove…It is evident to any observer,at some period, the country has been subjected to the mighty action of heavy rains, and of sweeping, deluging floods…The aborigines say that the climate has undergone this change since white-man came in country’
CLAIM: ‘Climate Change Becoming a Deadly Part of White Nationalism’ – Identity politics invades climate change debate
Update 2022: Climate model projects 7.4 Million lives could be saved — ‘if the US acts now on climate’- For the first time, researchers have calculated exactly how many people the US could save by acting on the climate crisis. A total of 7.4 million lives around the world will be saved over this century if the US manages to cut its emissions to net zero by 2050, according to the analysis.
The lab’s new “lives saved calculator” uses a model of historical death records and localized temperature projections to come up with an estimate for the number of lives saved if emissions are eliminated. The analysis just looks at lives at risk from extreme heat, meaning the true climate toll would be higher due to other growing threats such as flooding and strong storms.
Update 2022: Watch: Hospital staff sing & protest by featuring Death Certificates citing ‘climate change’ as cause of death: ‘Cutting down on carbon will stop our bodies droppin’ – ‘Leaders should be yearnin’ to stop the planet burnin’
Doctors for XR @DoctorsXr: “Here’s our manifesto Liz. Prioritize the biggest risks. Fires, floods & extreme heat. Hurt more than just our dancing feet. So no more new fossil fuels. Save money with renewables. Don’t want kids to pay the price. Ignoring scientists advice.”