Biden said, "Without clear approach from other... emitters... storms will continue to worsen"
Shellenberger: "False again! - Deaths from hurricanes have declined 90% in 100 years - Every major scientific review says deaths from disasters *will continue to decline*"
"We are more resilient than ever: - Deaths from natural disasters declined over 90% - We produce 25% more food than we need — our largest surpluses in history. And there is no scientific scenario for either of those trends to reverse themselves, even with high levels of warming.
In fact, deaths from natural disasters are at their lowest level in 120 years...
Neither the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) nor any other reputable scientific body predicts a reversal in the long-term trend of declining deaths, even if temperatures rise another three degrees or more."
Monckton: Your suggestion that warmer worldwide weather has caused net loss of life, particularly among the world’s fast-declining population of poor people, is fashionable but misplaced. Cold is a bigger killer than warmth. Research conducted three years ago for the European Commission found that, for this reason, even if there were 5.4 C° global warming from 2020-2080, there would be 100,000 more Europeans than with no warming at all.
"Your advocacy of “renewable” energy is fashionable but misplaced. Using 14th-century technology to address a 21st-century non-problem would be silly enough in itself. What is worse, however, is that “renewables” have not only quadrupled the price of electricity but have also added to CO2 emissions. The chief reason for this apparent paradox is that the more windmills and solar panels are connected to the grid the more grossly-inefficient, CO2-emitting spinning reserve must be maintained in the often vain hope of preventing blackouts when the wind stops or the night falls."
A ‘green’ Covid recovery will imperil developing countries
UN Cheif Gueterres insisted that, “the recovery from COVID-19 presents an opportunity to set our economies and societies on a green path in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
He is not alone in suggesting a marriage of COVID-19 recovery stimulus and green energy transition. The World Economic Forum’s Great Reset program suggests the same, with global leaders like Justin Trudeau already endorsing it.