Latest warmist scheme: Record ‘climate change’ as cause of death on death certificates
Perhaps inspired by the success of Coronavirus fearmongering in impoverishing the formerly prosperous West, global warming enthusiasts are beginning to agitate to list “climate change” as the cause of death on death certificates. The widely observed practice of listing Coronavirus as the cause of death for anyone who died with it, not necessarily of it, has worked wonders in scaring people into accepting previously unheard-of abrogation of constitutionally guaranteed rights.
The seed for this propaganda offensive was just planted in a spinoff publication of The Lancet, the formerly prestigious British medical journal that has fallen to the forces of political correctness. In a letter appearing the The Lancet Planetary Health (hat tip: Breitbart), researchers at The Australian National University write:
National mortality records in Australia suggest substantial under-reporting of heat-related mortality. Less than 0·1% of 1·7 million deaths between 2006 and 2017 were attributed directly or indirectly to excessive natural heat (table). However, recent research indicates that official records underestimate the association at least 50-fold.
Understanding the degree to which environmental factors affect human health is important if the impact of climate change is to be fully appreciated. As severe environmental events become more common, correct reporting and attribution is needed for effective evidence-based responses and to guide local, national, and global adaptation.
The Sydney Morning Herald eagerly picked up the story and transmitted it to a mass audience:
Climate change should be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates in Australia because heat-related mortality is so vastly unreported, according to commentary published in on Thursday. (snip)
"Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates," co-author Arnagretta Hunter, from the ANU Medical School, said.
She said it was acknowledged that phenomena caused or exacerbated by climate change - such as drought, bushfires, floods and storms - had an impact on illness and death rates in Australia, but that there was no way to acknowledge these factors on death certificates.
Just wait for the headlines about "Millions killed by climate change." And "Climate change death toll mounts." If it bleeds, it leads.
Politicized science is now a fact of life in the Western world, undermining the very foundations of the technological and material progress that liberated the mass of humanity from permanent poverty, the normal state of affairs until the scientific and industrial revolutions changed the state of civilization. Stalin was the pioneer in bending science in service of a political agenda, and under him, Trofim Lysenko led the charge to corrupt science, which ended disastrously when agriculture was forced to accept practices based on phony science. Lysenkoism is the name given to the practice of bending science to politics.
Richard Baehr imagines all sorts of conversations once “climate change” is listed as a cause of death:
Honey I got the results from the doctor.it’s bad.
Cancer? Please say no
What then- heart problem?
No worse. Climate change.
OMG how awful. How long do you have?
Depends on emissions this summer.
Greta told me to be strong.