WaPo Rehashes Tired Allergy-Climate Change Connection, Misses the Bigger Good News The Washington Post (WaPo) published a story today, titled “Climate change is making pollen season even worse across the country,” claiming the modest warming experienced over the past century is worsening allergy seasons.
Among articles cited:
Study Finds Warmer Climate Periods Didn’t Lead To More Conflict
An analysis of 1,000 years of European wars finds that more war and conflict are not linked to warm climates.
Since people tend to be richer, and better fed because crops grow better, maybe there’s less of an incentive for war?
Climate Change Benefitting — Not Harming — Health
The London-based charitable foundation, Wellcome, published a report claiming climate change poses a global public health threat. This is false. Contrary to the Wellcome’s report, data show deaths related to extreme weather events and non-optimum temperatures have declined substantially during the recent period of modest warming.
And conditions are healthier, and death rates are lower, in warmer climates.