Climate-related disasters killed ever fewer in 2022 — 97.6% less than a century ago

Richer and more resilient societies reduce disaster deaths and swamp any potential climate signal

Why is this not reported? Instead, media only delivers climate-doom

The risk of dying from climate-related disasters has declined precipitously

As the global population quadrupled over the century, the risk declined by 99% from the 1920s to the 2010s

A spectacular 99.4% reduction from 1920s to 2022

Update of

It is well-known that climate-related deaths are declining for almost all categories for both rich and poor countries because of higher wealth

Shouldn't we be told, rather than reporting on individual events, designed to scare kids and adults alike?

We are constantly told how 'humanity is careering towards climate breakdown' as shown by Pakistan and other catastrophes

— without telling us: deaths down by 99%+

Yes, it scares kids and adults. No, it is not a good way to inform us

Many misuse global disaster statistics to tell us: more and more disasters

No, more 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 disasters, but 𝗳𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗿 very deadly ones

First 1-death disaster registered in 1963

Clearly, many before, but unregistered

Now: super-common

I also wrote about the dramatically fewer climate-related deaths in my WSJ article, which you can read here

Originally tweeted by Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) on January 1, 2023.

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