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Al Gore on NPR’s “Fresh Air”
“And as we’re talking today, Terry, the death count in Myanmar from the cyclone that hit there yesterday has been rising from 15,000 to way on up there to much higher numbers now being speculated,” Gore said. “And last year a catastrophic storm from last fall hit Bangladesh. The year before, the strongest cyclone in more than 50 years hit China – and we’re seeing consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.”
So was the cyclone in China 50 years ago also caused by global warming?
Burma’s annual population growth is 0.8 percent. Over the past three decades, its population has about doubled, to more than 47 million today. We contend that a correlation exists between high fatalities and increased population density in low-lying areas.
(Hat tip to the Business and Media Institute.)
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