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The Wuhan Flu gives us a greater sense of proportion of the real risk of death from climate change

4 May 2020

11:00 AM

4 May 2020

11:00 AM

Number three in Craig Kelly’s series 20 reasons why the Wuhan Flu is the final nail in the climate alarmists’ coffin.

Climate Alarmists not only struggle with the science, but most are mathematically challenged as well.  They think emotionally rather than with logic or reason, resulting in climate alarmists having great difficulty conceptualising numbers and putting things in proportion and perspective.

Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic message ‘People are dying of climate change’, resonates with the young, naïve and gullible who struggle to put things into proportion, and are brainwashed into glueing themselves to roads and marching in streets carrying signs; ‘You will die of old age, we will die of climate change’

However, the Wuhan Flu outbreak has given those susceptible to being recruited into the climate cult an opportunity to have a greater understanding of proportion and the risk of death from climate change-induced bad weather.


At time of writing the number of deaths attributed to the virus (and that includes those that have passed due to the virus, with the virus and even a suspicion of having the virus) is approaching 250,000. Alone this number is shocking, we are able to give it a sense of proportion by the fact that around 60 million people every year, including an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 that die annually from seasonal influenza-related illness, over 600,000 from Malaria, 950,000 from HIV/Aids, 1.2 million from road accidents. 3.9 million from respiratory diseases, 9.5 million from cancer and 17.8 million from cardiovascular diseases.

Further, if we spread that 60 million annual deaths evenly throughout the year, since 1st January approximately 20 million people have died of all causes around the world, therefore 98.75% of deaths so far this year are from causes other than the Wuhan Flu.

Now going back to Greta’s hysteria, and ignoring the fact that there has been a 98% decrease in deaths from natural disasters over the past 90 years (that’s deaths from; floods, storms, wildfires, droughts, famines, cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes). If, for the sake of an argument we accepted Greta’s prophecy (after all how could she be wrong about predicting the future) and there is a 100% increase in deaths from natural disasters for those between 15 and 49 years of age (an additional 4,500 deaths per annum — let’s call them deaths from climate change) people in this 15 to 49 years age bracket would still be:

  • 18 times more likely to die from an alcohol disorder than from ‘climate change’
  • 21 times more likely to die from a drug overdose than from ‘climate change’
  • 24 times more likely to die from malaria than from ‘climate change’
  • 100 times more likely to die from self-harm than from ‘climate change’
  • 148 times more like to die in a road accident than from ‘climate change’
  • 150 times more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than from ‘climate change’
  • 230 times more likely to die from cancer than from ‘climate change’.

Hopefully, a greater sense of proportion resulting from the virus will help ensure that our limited resources are not wasted on virtue-signalling and environmentally damaging ‘green energy’ in the delusional belief that this will save people from bad weather, when there are so many other more pressing issues in society that are likely to shorten a person’s life – putting another nail into the alarmists’ coffin.

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