Climate Health Impacts for Dummies

There are important things to say about the NZ Royal Society’s deceptive and alarmist report on human health impacts from climate change, released last month.

The eight-page report sets out the strongest available case for New Zealanders to be fearful of dangerous anthropogenic global warming (DAGW). But we don’t find the case at all strong or at all scary – so we hope everybody will read and understand it.

The first problem with the report is reading it: the Royal Society tries hard to put you to sleep. Honestly, it’s barely readable – boring, sanctimonious and padded with repetition. There’s a single paragraph on potential health benefits and the rest is unrestrained pessimism. Dangers proliferate, pleasant weather disappears and it’s all our fault. It is naked bias given free rein, has nothing to do with objective science, and it is hard going.

So the Climate Conversation Group has read and digested this report so that you don’t have to. We’ve put together a four-page summary that’s much easier to read but leaves nothing out. I call it the “Summary for Policymakers” but I prefer “Climate Health Impacts for Dummies”.

Whatever you call it, you can be confident that all the essential forecasts and evidence are retained. Please look it over, then we can talk about it. These are riches for a long and penetrating dialogue!


2 Thoughts on “Climate Health Impacts for Dummies

  1. why do you think that a four page of summary you collect with your team is useless? and what do you think about this object science? you have said “there’s nothing to do”

  2. Richard Treadgold on February 15, 2018 at 9:01 am said:

    Hi Aprilia. We get messages from around the world, but I think this is the first time we’ve heard from Indonesia!

    The purpose of the “Dummies” report was to simplify a wordy and alarmist report from the Royal Society. Why do you think it’s useless? It’s hard to refute the RS report on specifics because it doesn’t cite sources. In other words, it’s mealy-mouthed, disingenuous and quite unjustified. For a list of reasons, based entirely in the science reported by the IPCC, why we need not be concerned about climate change, please read my posts A climate denier? Hahaha! and What IPCC scientists actually say.

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