In ‘blatantly political’ report, UN claims ‘staggering rise In climate emergencies Since 2000’ – But UN report debunks itself
UN Claim ‘Staggering Rise In Climate Emergencies Since 2000’
Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That, 13 October 2020
In a blatantly political report, the UN claim that “climate emergencies” have seen a staggering rise in the last 20 years.
Amazingly the UNDRR report itself shows the claim to be nonsense:
Since 2000, the trend in the number of disasters has actually been downwards, clearly debunking any pretence that weather is getting worse because of global warming.
The report even specifically accepts this:
So how does the UN justify its claim? Quite simply, they have compared two periods, 1980 – 1999 with 2000 – 2019:
Note that despite the claimed increase in disasters, the death toll has nearly halved. Given that the number of disasters has not increased since 2000, we are expected to believe there was a sudden jump prior to 2000.
And EM-DAT’s 2004 report,Thirty years of natural disasters 1974-2003 , explains just why:
Put simply, many more disasters are recorded nowadays because of better reporting systems. But this does not mean more are actually occurring.