Readers have been surprised to read my assertions that the weather is not getting worse due to ‘global warming.’ Here is the hurricane index from Dr. Ryan Maue:
|Index based on number and strength of hurricanes worldwide.|
Now, a new study shows that death rates worldwide due to storms are plummeting. In the U.S. and a few developed nations, this is due to storm warnings. But most nations do not have storm warnings for their citizens so there is a correlation between extreme weather and deaths worldwide. The study says,
To put the public health impact of extreme weather events into context, cumulatively they now contribute only 0.07% to global mortality. Mortality from extreme weather events has declined even as all-cause mortality has increased, indicating that humanity is coping better with extreme weather events than it is with far more important health and safety problems.
The entire study is here. Here is the trend in worldwide weather mortality.
Hat tip: WattsUpWithThat.
ADDITION: 9:15pm. More evidence there is no increase in hurricanes landfalls from an actual meteorologist and climate scientist.