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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Climate changers prove themselves wrong

The latest grasp for a straw that will save the discredited climate change theory involves traffic collisions.

Fatalities rose in the United States last year -- so naturally this pagan religion sees it as a sign from their goddess Gaia that we shall pay dearly for our sin of air conditioning.


Of course, the opposite is true. If an increase in traffic fatalities proves climate change, then five decades of a decline in traffic fatalities disproves it.

In 1960, the United States suffered 5.06 traffic fatalities per 100 million miles driven.

In 2014, the United States suffered 1.04 traffic fatalities per 100 million miles driven.

Traffic fatalities were five times as high (400% higher) in 1960 than they were 54 years later.

Keep that in mind as you read this from Reuters:
Climate change -- not increased use of cell phones -- might be to blame for an unusual spike in road deaths that hit the United States two years ago, said a study published on Thursday.
The study said people might have used their vehicles more frequently to avoid increasingly bad weather -- rising temperatures and heavier rainfall -- resulting in an increased number of deaths on the road.
The finding challenges a widespread notion that 2015's hike was the result of increased cell-phone usage by motorists.
[SNIP]
Road deaths in the United States climbed 7.2 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, running counter to a five-decade trend of declining fatalities, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.
Note that they are going by the number of traffic fatalities, not the number of miles driven.

To be sure, people are driving more.

Not because of climate change, but because of fracking. The use of high-pressure water to tap into oil and gas. That has led to a drop in gasoline prices.

In 2014, gasoline nationally averaged $3.40 a gallon.

In 2015,  gasoline nationally averaged $2.45 a gallon.

A drop in price of nearly one-third increased the use of automobiles, pick-up trucks, and other gasoline-powered transportation.

As climate changers lie, they show they have no tangible proof of their goofball theory.

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11 comments:

  1. It's more likely that the increase in traffic fatalities is due to more illegals driving around at night with their headlights off so ICE doesn't see them.

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  2. Not to mention degregated roads thanks to Obamas shovel ready bs.

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  3. Global warming predictions by the Indiana Jones method: Making it up as you go.

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  4. Driving in 1960 may have been more dangerous, but it was a hell of a lot more fun. Cheaper, too; cars were less expensive, and gas cost around $0.30/gal.

    Tires have made a big difference, IMHO. I had plenty of flat tires back then, but hardly ever have one now; don't see them on the roads either.

    The roads have also improved immeasurably (but they're now disintegrating here in CA, as our money goes to building bullet trains to nowhere & providing illegal aliens with whatever they want.)

    Back then we called climate change "weather," and that's still what it is today.

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    1. Gas is not the greatest regarding cost then vice cost now.
      30 cents was roughly a third of a dollar. A dollar of silver was an ounce, so 3/10 of an ounce of silver.
      Today spot market puts silver about 18 bucks an ounce. 3/10 of 18 is about 5.40. So we're doing OK on gasoline prices despite the Democrats and other pols trying to tax the heck out of it.
      (I'm no math major, but even if incorrect math, I think my idea is there.)

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  5. I'm still waiting for the Right Wing Nuts to figure out climate change as well. Rush said Harvey and Irma are really harmless downpours exaggerated by the media while Pat Robertson says these are the worse storms ever and the next ones are going to get worse because this country has turned away from God. So which right wing Fascist is right?

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    1. After 12 years of WRONG predictions and desperately hoping for catastrophic storms (and sorry, "superstorm sandy" was not much of a storm - I was there - it damage was a function of man made and natural events) there have finally been two very bad ones this year. It is sad to see the damage. But they are NOT caused by global warming. Mother Nature is doing her thing.

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    2. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/07/hurricane-irma-is-not-the-most-powerful-atlantic-hurricane-ever-recorded/

      The Florida Keys storm of 1935
      had a lower total pressure infact several have. Modern detection with Satellites has by itself increased the ability to see into a storm look at this list. Irma is a bad one but not THE baddest.
      BTW I have some qualifications to comment on this.
      Former NOAA certified weather
      observer(had to take the same test that forecasters took)
      Degree in Science. Unlike AlGore
      or Bill Nye. certifed Flight instructor-insturment(required
      extensive knowlege of weather and use of information avialable. Now Coward what are your qualifications..TG McCoy

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    3. Until Texas, the US had not had a major hurricane in 4,200-plus days.

      That is a record.

      So much for Climate Change.

      Keep looking at the nose on your face and you'll keep running into things - like the truth - because you have no clue.

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  6. "Climate change -- not increased use of cell phones -- might be to blame for an unusual spike in road deaths"

    Well, ever since they took Russell Crowe's phone away from him ...

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  7. This is retarded, even for Reuters.

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