The Lancet really are cunts aren’t they?

Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the Lancet.

The research is the first to assess how the impacts of global warming could affect the quality of the diets available to people and found fewer fruit and vegetables would be available as a result of climatic changes. These are vital in curbing heart disease, strokes and diet-related cancers, leading the study to conclude that the health risks of climate change are far greater than thought.

Climate change is already judged by doctors as the greatest threat to health in the 21st century, due to floods, droughts and increased infectious diseases, with the potential to roll back 50 years of progress.

Peter Scarborough, at the University of Oxford and part of the new research, said these direct impacts would affect tens of thousands of people at particular times: “But everyone in the world eats, so small changes in diet can quickly add up” to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Sigh. From the paper itself:

In line with previous estimates,6, 15 the agriculture-economic model projects that climate change will lead to reduced food availability, which mitigates the increases in food availability that are projected to occur between 2010 and 2050.

Sigh.

They are not measuring the effect of climate change. They are adding the effect of economic growth that occurs over this time period. Then taking off the effect of climate change from that additional economic growth. But, of course, it is the economic growth which causes the climate change. Thus what we actually want to know is what is the nett effect of the two, the economic growth and the climate change associated with it?

The answer is positive for food availability. For all world regions. The nett effect is thus fewer deaths.

Absolutely fucking atrocious economics here.

18 thoughts on “The Lancet really are cunts aren’t they?”

  1. More plant food; faster growing plants with better drought resistance; more food.

    “Climate change is already judged by doctors as the greatest threat to health in the 21st century, due to floods, droughts and increased infectious diseases, with the potential to roll back 50 years of progress.” Sample size? Him and his mates? I’ve never heard a doctor agonise over climate change, MRSA, evil admin, Lancet fuckwittery, definitely.

  2. There is no man made global warming so it is tripe twice over.

    Plus who knows how food will be produced in 2050. We might all be sitting down to table-covering “steak for 1/2/3” etc (in the manner of Peter Lugar’s Restaurant). All made from cultured meat of stunning quality at pennies per pound. Even vegetarians because if the future brings fantastic quality cultured meat without the need to kill the only non-food fad reason for veggie-foolery is removed.

    http://peterluger.com/brooklyn-menu/

  3. Well, that’s assuming that the world’s politicians aren’t capable of introducing energy and economic policies that damage economic growth while not reducing climate change.
    I wish I shared your optimism.

    (Of course if the majority of warming is not caused by us then it is inevitable that the above will happen.)

  4. If you factor in a decline in the % of fruit and veg spoiled before it gets to market (currently c50%) you get a different result. Have they allowed for this?

  5. ““Climate change is already judged by doctors as the greatest threat to health in the 21st century, due to floods, droughts and increased infectious diseases”

    Last week it was obesity. Last month it was smoking.

    Smoking causes climate change which causes obesity, but also malnutrition.

  6. One way I predict to achieve better health outcomes for the overall population of the UK would be for 30-50% of the number of doctors to be laid off, thus denying their voodoo medicine and lifestyle advice to prospective patients who,on average, are as a consequence likely to live happier and longer lives.

    We can start with the part time and on sick leave Mrs Murphy GP (physician – heal thyself).

  7. I have a theory about doctors. Since the age of 18 they have all studied intensely, but it is not the sort of study that requires a lot of reasoning. Hence most doctors and come to that writers in the Lancet or BMJ have the logical reasoning skills of an 18 year old. Also see Prof Roy Meadows.

  8. I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that doctors (and indeed most of the medical profession/industry) are cunts. The main reason they appear to become doctors is to order other people around.

  9. Isn’t economic growth more likely to limit food availability? Richer people eat more, fortunately. Disturbing for the Green misanthropes, but fewer images of emaciated foreigners. Fuck all to do with “climate change”.

    A warmer climate should increase food availability, for reasons stated by other above.

  10. “But, of course, it is the economic growth which causes the climate change…/”

    Please show your working for the above assertion. Also, please indicate the degree, (and sign), of man-made climate change as compared to natural climate change. (Remember that for the latter exercise you will need to supply the mechanisms for natural climate change as well as the extent of their effect.)

    And as an additional exercise, please detail the effects of the discovery and implementation of cheap, safe, reliable fusion power plants on (a) Climate and (b) Economic growth.

  11. ‘Climate change is already judged by doctors as the greatest threat to health in the 21st century’

    Not their specialty.

    When they say climate change is killing 500,000 people today, I say, “Show me a death certificate.” Habeas corpus.

    When they say climate change will kill 500,000 in 2050, no death certificate is available. It is gross speculation. A number pulled from their rectum.

  12. 1) Britain warms up thus damaging traditional British farm produce.
    2) British farmers look at what Johnny Foreigner grows a few hundred miles to the south of this sceptred Isle.
    3) Britain adopts a Mediterranean diet.
    4) Brits live longer cos it’s ‘elfier innit.

    It’s all just bollocks on stilts.

  13. The Lancet.

    Since not one single member of staff was ever fired (or demoted) for their totally discredited Iraq casualties ORB survey, I will never take anything they say seriously again.

  14. So Much For Subtlety

    Global warming causes people to eat hamburgers?

    Have the Warmists reached peak stupid yet?

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