|Yeah, that might do it...infinitely more people have died throughout the history of the world from being too cold or related events from cold, than from too hot.|
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For every person who has died from too much heat, there are likely ten thousand who have died from too little heat. That includes victims of famines caused by reduced sunlight/heat (excessive, unseasonable rain/snow) causing blights, plant disease, crop failure, famine and pestilence.
Warm air influx tends to shorten winters, but does not often exaggerate or prolong or intensify temperature in summer (i.e., more droughts are caused by cold air-driven weather changes than by hot air changes).
Droughts are generally average-temperature-gradient-neutral events or caused by anomalous (cause unknown) changes in current. There has never been any strong link between measurable average increases in global temperature and droughts caused by shifts in weather patterns. None. Zero.
The overwhelming numbers of global / regional famines have been caused by COLD AIR influx and weather changes brought about by them, not by warm air influx.
That includes El Nino and La Nina conditions, both which represent changes that are part of a pendulum cycle in weather patterns that go back to antiquity and so have no direct link whatsoever to global warming* (of any kind).
And ecoparanoids conveniently forget that Terra Firma is embedded in the coldest substance in the universe - deep space (minus 435 F), which surrounds all of us all the time and is so extreme that the entire surface of the planet would freeze solid, including the oceans (and eventually most of the atmosphere shortly after), in only about six weeks if the sun suddenly went out.
* average increases in global temperature are different from local or regional increases. Global temperatures are just that, averaged over the entire globe. So if an increase in temperature of say Boston, Massachusetts is measured, but temperatures do not increase in the surrounding cities a few hundred miles away, the increase is considered local or urban, due to changes in surface radiation retention from urbanization, most often. But they are not "global warming" because they do not average-out over the entire planet. The increase is confined to a single urbanized region.
Modified by LateForLunch at Thu, Dec 06, 2018, 18:39:40
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