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Should “Climate Change” be listed as the cause of death?

According to an article on Breitbart, two doctors, Arnagretta Hunter and Simon Quilty, from the Australian National University Medical School are demanding governments list “Climate Change” as the official cause of death on death certificates, if a person died from heat stroke in that country.

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald there have been 340 deaths officially attributed to heat stroke in Australia over the past 11 years adding:

“[B]ut statistical analysis by two doctors [Hunter and Quilty] with the Australian National University shows that 36,765 could have been attributed to heat.”

“Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates,” co-author Arnagretta Hunter, from the ANU Medical School, said.

Note the “could have been,” as this and similar terminology is often used to promote a particular agenda.

READ: Doctors Push for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Recorded on Death Certificates AND Climate change should be recorded on death certificates, doctors argue

Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson used a similar word when he said that 2.2 million people “might” die in the US from the coronavirus, and we all know how accurate that was. In late March, the Wall Street Journal reported on Neil Ferguson’s, now fully debunked, computer modelling guesstimate:

Nearly two weeks ago Mr. Ferguson, an epidemiologist with Imperial College London, issued a report on Covid-19. Much of the public attention focused on his worst-case projection that there might be as many as 2.2 million American and 510,000 British deaths.

But that similar word, “might” instead of “could,” resulted in the destruction of economies around the world.

“Could or might” are terms often used to exaggerate, strike fear and drive a political agenda.

Of course in Canada and other northern countries, we have a slightly different problem as people are more apt to die from the cold or hypothermia than the heat.

According to a report by the National Library of Medicine:

“There are about 20,000 hypothermia–related deaths a year in Britain, about 25,000–in the USA, 8,000 deaths a year in Canada. There are suggestions that the unofficial number of hypothermia–related deaths is substantially higher, particularity in the elderly.”

Note these are yearly averages, not 11-year totals. The study also added this important detail:

Alcohol or drug intoxication are the dominant precipitating factors.

And I suspect, the same applies in Australia.

READ: [Hypothermia] Abstract

So following Hunter and Quilty’s argument should deaths from hypothermia be officially attributed to “Global Cooling”?

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