Saturday, May 30, 2009

Global Warming Killer?

Kofi Annan says global warming is a silent killer of 300,000 per year and it's increasing. He cites a report that says, "The report claims that 90 percent of the deaths are related to gradual environmental degradation caused by a warming climate, which exacerbates existing threats — mainly malnutrition, diarrhea and malaria."

I have three little letters for you Mr. Annan. DDT. That miracle pesticide that is absolutely harmless but was demonized by Rachel Carson using false and misleading data.

I question the veracity of that report though. Global warming (if it really exists and I don't believe it does) should create more farmable land should increase food production and more people would get fed. Also, if 300,000 people in underdeveloped countries were really dying per year from global warming, the existing food supply would be seen as a net increase.

As for global warming, I think Kofi Annan, among others, is full of hot air!