By Paul Homewood
At the end of the year, in an annual ritual of apocalyptic doom-mongering, climate campaigners howl that the last 12 months saw unprecedented extreme weather events — from heat waves and wildfires to floods and hurricanes — claiming these natural disasters are proof that climate disasters are getting worse.
Of course natural disasters have been happening for millions of years and continue to hit one part of the globe or another almost on a daily basis. What is really noteworthy, however, is that the number of people killed by climate-related disasters has been declining dramatically for the last 100 years – and by 15% in the last 20 years alone.
No wonder that weather disasters this year have already faded into memory as the Covid-19 pandemic has been dominating the news.
Here, we take a look at 12 encouraging climate news stories which our GWPF team covered during 2020.
Full story here.
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January 5, 2021 at 04:30AM