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If there’s one thing the left and the right can agree on, it’s that the string of disasters occurring recently across the globe is tragic.
Between the Maui fires, the hurricane in Florida, the earthquake in Morocco, and the flooding in Libya, far too many people have lost their lives.
However, the left and right clash when it comes to the origins of these catastrophes.
“The goofballs on the left are screaming, ‘See? Climate change! Climate change!’” mocks Pat Gray.
“But you know what?” he continues. “Natural disasters are not new.”
The truth is, “fewer people die from them now than ever before in world history.”
And if you don’t believe us, here are the numbers to prove it:
- “Four million people died in China in floods” in 1931.
- “Two million [died] in the 1887 Yellow River flood” in China.
- In “1976, 655,000 Chinese people died in the Tangshan earthquake.”
- “500,000 died from an earthquake in 1970 in Bangladesh.”
- 9,500 people died as a result of “the eastern United States heat wave of 1901.”
- “The French heat wave ... killed 41,000 people in 1911.”
- “5,000+ died in a North American heat wave" in 1936.
- “100,000 people died in a landslide in 1786” in China.
“These natural disasters go on and on and on,” says Pat, “and you can break it down by century, by decade.”
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