New peer-reviewed study in journal Environmental Hazards by Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. - Economic “Normalization” of Disaster Losses 1998-2020: A Literature Review and Assessment
"A few years in the making, a robust peer review process": "A very strong, bottom-line conclusion across the normalization literature is that evidence signal of human-caused climate change in the form of increased global economic losses from more frequent or more intense weather extremes has not yet been detected."
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: " Of these 54 studies: 53 focus on weather or climate 39 find no trends after normalization 8 find decreasing trends 5 find increasing 1 finds mixed trends
Physicist Dr. Raplph Alexander: "Now the most preposterous claim of all has been made, that climate change causes cancer. A commentary last month in a leading cancer journal contends that climate change is increasing cancer risk through increased exposure to carcinogens after extreme weather events such as hurricanes and wildfires. Furthermore, the article declares, weather extremes impact cancer survival by impeding both patients' access to cancer treatment and the ability of medical facilities to deliver cancer care. How absurd! To begin with, there’s absolutely no evidence that global warming triggers extreme weather, or even that extreme weather is becoming more frequent." ...
"The 2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, an annual assessment of the health effects of climate change, found that mortality from climate-sensitive diseases such as diarrhea and malaria has fallen as the planet has heated, with the exception of dengue fever." ...
"Because climate change is actually reducing the frequency of hurricanes and wildfires, the commentary’s contention that extreme weather is worsening disruptions to health care access and delivery is also fallacious. Delays due to weather extremes in cancer diagnosis and treatment initiation, and the interruption of cancer care, are becoming less, not more common."
Pielke Jr.: "Zero, 0, no one defending KKOV20 I mean, I get it ..."
"Bottom line KKOV20 makes a great case study from start to finish. Science promotion. Hurricanes & climate (yay!). Media hype Gross misrepresentation. Questionable science. But that is why we publish ... to spark debate & discussion. And KKOV20 have certainly achieved that goal."