BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): Bjorn Lomborg has pointed out – for literally years – that all the talk about climate change, global warming, all the rest of the stuff, it leaves out a crucial fact.
When they say billions will die -- when they say climate change, global warming, it's going to cause billions of deaths, he points out a couple of things that are quite important. One, no it won't, but two, the deaths that are prevented by climate change may, in fact, be exceeded by the lives saved by climate change. Why? Because far, far fewer people die from heat exposure every year than die from cold. More people die from cold than from heat. So if the earth gets slightly warmer, what that means is that fewer people will die from cold and a few more people will die from heat.
So, according to that study, what it shows is that in 2000 to 2003, that particular area, about 18.7 million deaths were linked to the cold. And by 2016 to 2018, only 17.7 million deaths were linked to the cold. So that is a downgrade of a million deaths. Meanwhile, about 400,000 additional deaths were linked to the heat. So, what you're talking about is as the world gets warmer, the number of deaths in absolute terms may actually go down. "While it was not covered widely in the press," says The Washington Post -- I wonder why.
Why wasn't it covered widely in the press? Could it be because your global warming alarmism relies on you suggesting vast death and chaos? And never, ever mentions the possible upsides of global warming? Sure, there are downsides. No one's denying the downsides of global warming, or should be. But there are also some actual upsides, namely that really, really cold places get a little warmer and people can live more easily there.