Chicken Little Lawmaker: Over 7,000 Americans Were Killed Last Year by Global Warming
Virginia Representative Don Beyer repeated the bogus claim this week that more than 7,000 Americans were killed by Global Warming last year.
The Daily Caller reported:
Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer repeated the claim that more than 7,000 Americans were killed by “climate change-fueled” natural disasters last year in an attempt to tie burning fossil fuels with extreme weather.
The claim, however, is patently false, according to Politifact. It’s also a horribly misleading based on the data.
Beyer has at least twice this year made the claim that “more than 7,000 Americans lost their lives to climate change-fueled events last year.” Politifact took a close look at Beyer’s claim and rated it “false.” Beyer’s staff even admitted making an error in the claim, saying it should have referred to global deaths from natural disasters, and not just U.S. deaths. (The number cited by Beyer also includes earthquakes… which aren’t related to climate)
The misleading nature of Beyer’s claim goes even further; to the heart of the global warming debate. Democrats and environmentalists have been working hard to try and tie in nearly every natural disaster or severe weather event to global warming.
The number of global deaths by natural disasters has actually decreased over the past century despite the global warming junk science hysteria.
International Disaster Database