Study Shows The World Is Not A More Dangerous Place
If you turn on the news you get the idea that we are in a tail spin. Everything is worse by the day. There is no hope for humanity. Listen to politicians and activists, you'll get the idea.
When it comes to climate, we are actually living in a rather cool, calm period on Earth, compared to climate change before humans arrived on this planet, which caused numerous mass extinctions.
With data showing individual death risk from natural disasters (floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes…) declined from 7.2 per million population in the 1990s to 5.6 in the 2010s.
Data that shows a global decrease in natural disasters. Both the global-scale risk of death and property loss risk from natural disasters have been declining in recent decades.
There have been fewer deaths from extreme weather events, trending down, for longer than just the last 3 or 4 decades. The studies show there have been a global “93-98%” decline in mortality attributed to extreme weather events (droughts, floods, storms, extreme temperatures, wildfires…) since the 1920s.
This study, using numbers from the UN IPCC and other agencies of the United Nations, also shows a rise in the wealth of the average person across the world and a decrease in hunger and disease.
But good news doesn't get internet clicks and ratings for the networks and politicians can't use it to get elected.