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The Deadliest Weather Event In 2020?

November 23, 2021

By Paul Homewood




As I noted earlier, the official estimate for global deaths from natural disasters last year was 15080.

Brits will no doubt be astonished to learn that, according to the CRED Annual Report, they had the most deadly disaster of the lot! Forget about floods in India, hurricanes and typhoons, a few sunny days in August were much worse!



Evidently people must have been going down like flies, unable to cope with a couple of days in the 80s.

Of course, nobody actually had “Died from heat” written on their death certificate. All of this nonsense is generated from computer models. Yet year after year, we find that death rates are actually at the LOWEST during summer months.

This saga proves just how meaningless the whole CRED report is.

  1. November 23, 2021 11:52 am

    Good job Brits weren’t going abroad to sunnier climes this year due to COVID rules, or it would have been an even bigger disaster 😂

    • T Walker permalink
      November 23, 2021 12:23 pm

      Yes I was thinking the same oldbrew – what stupid people we Brits are, we pay thousands in a normal year to experience the deadly temperatrures in the Med. People who live there all year around must be dropping like flies. What idiots are those folk who retire and move there – amazing

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      November 23, 2021 4:19 pm

      I’m just glad I was in France then – it was hotter but apparently safer!

  2. John Winward permalink
    November 23, 2021 11:52 am

    I live in Thailand. To a first approximation, the temperature never falls below 80. And I grew up in an unheated house on Mersyside, so I’m hardly bred for high temeratures. Love ’em though.

  3. miket permalink
    November 23, 2021 12:01 pm

    And no extra deaths from the cold – anywhere?! Oh no, that’s just normal.

    • HotScot permalink
      November 23, 2021 5:48 pm


  4. Bloke down the pub permalink
    November 23, 2021 12:15 pm

    Mad dogs and Englishmen…

  5. Leedschris permalink
    November 23, 2021 12:20 pm

    The utter and complete nonsense that is published in this sort of report these days is a disgrace. I’ve just looked at the death rates for England and Wales for the 53 weeks that counted in 2020. The total NON-Covid deaths were roughly 533,000 for the year, or an average of 10,062 per week. In EVERY week of January the death rate (Non-Covid) was more than 12,000. In February EVERY week had more than 11,000 NON-Covid deaths. Meanwhile, in the three summer months (June, July and August) only two weeks had more than 9,000 deaths and the average for the summer weeks in general was a lot less. Also to put the weather in perspective I have looked at data from the University of Leeds weather station – which is actually a rather warm, city centre (!) location for the north of England, During the whole summer there were only 4 days with a maximum of 30C or more (and only two of these were consecutive) and only 11 days out of 92 days (!) with a maximum of 25C or more! The mean temperature for each of the three months (the average of maxima and minima) were 17.1C for August, 15.7C for July and 15.3 for June. How can such a summer be ‘lethal’ and what heatwave

  6. Brian Smith permalink
    November 23, 2021 12:52 pm

    God help the poor Belgians is all I can say. The impact of nearly 1,500 deaths on such a small population (12m) must have been truly terrible.

  7. Coeur de Lion permalink
    November 23, 2021 2:19 pm

    Six weeks in SW France this summer. Three four days above 35C in the courtyard. Nobody died in the village. The previous year was quite a bit hotter and we had to invest in freestanding fans to sleep better. Yet nobody died.

  8. Johnnie H permalink
    November 23, 2021 3:00 pm

    Bring on global warming. I can’t wait for it to start!

  9. MrGrimNasty permalink
    November 23, 2021 3:12 pm

    It’s not about how hot or cold it is, it’s about what a local population is used to and it is the rapid change up or down that causes a spike in deaths e.g. people die of the ‘cold’ in tropical countries even when the temperature is still warm by UK standards.

    Most of those deaths would have occurred anyway shortly, because they are the sick and elderly, they are not deaths that would not have occurred, they are deaths that occurred this week or this month instead of the next.

    Of course deaths from heat/cold are very useful for the doomsters because unlike flood, earthquake etc. the bodies do not not actually exist to be piled up and counted – the toll is an assumption compared to the average.

  10. Broadlands permalink
    November 23, 2021 3:36 pm

    Ah, but don’t you see? All those deaths were due to “global warming”. Fossil fuel CO2 creating heat waves and flooding. We must take bold action soon? But what can eight billion people do to lower that CO2? Get rid of all fossil fuel energy to reach Net-zero???

    • T Walker permalink
      November 23, 2021 7:12 pm

      Well that would reduce the population alright.

  11. November 23, 2021 7:12 pm

    Water vapour is 95-96% of any theoretical radiative effects at the surface. Blaming CO2 for anyone’s death due to temperature increases is a very bad joke indeed.

  12. November 24, 2021 1:32 am

    25 million Australians love hot summers. None die of heat stroke.

  13. Peter permalink
    November 24, 2021 1:40 am

    “All of this nonsense is generated from computer models.”

    Well not all. At least for the Netherlands. The researchers found a number in a report. After misreading and misinterpreting, they came up with the number of 400.

    The Dutch statistical office (CBS) publishes reports on excess deaths. Here is the report about the heat wave period of 2020. It mentions 400 deaths.

    It says:
    “During the national heat wave in week 33 (from 10 to 16 August inclusive), there were an estimated 3,100 deaths in the Netherlands. This is over 400 more than in the previous weeks, when there was relatively low mortality. The excess deaths in week 33 are linked to the strong heat.”

    So 400 more than a week earlier. This earlier week had a relatively low mortality. Excess death is linked to the heatwave. It does not say ’caused by’.

  14. Ulric Lyons permalink
    November 24, 2021 3:15 am

    I had predicted the August 2020 heatwave with a solar based method at very long range. We were blessed with the fastest solar coronal hole stream for a year.

  15. November 26, 2021 5:16 pm

    “Mad dogs of Englishmen go out in the midday sun”

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