“Despite the climate narrative, almost everywhere cold is much more deadly than heat. Cheap and reliable energy to keep us warm used to be the hallmark of prosperous countries; no more because of our climate obsession.”
-Bjorn Lomborg to the WSJ, Monday
What can be the difference between life and death? Cheap, reliable heating. Just ask Buffalo, where the death toll from the holiday storm is a reminder that reliable energy saves lives, writes the editorial board of the WSJ:
This is something Americans have long taken for granted, but some relatively mild recent winters in North America may have led to public complacency. In the last week the fossil fuels despised by the climate lobby have saved the electrical grid and many lives.
This is simply a statement of fact, not an assertion about climate change. One of the unfortunate trends in media these days is to politicize the weather in service of climate policy. That’s especially true of summer heat and hurricanes, though some are trying to blame the recent cold snap on climate change.