The global warming debate rages on despite climate-change Cassandras who tell us the debate is over.
That’s why we still see articles like the one in New York Magazine that resembles summer fiction more than the factual feature it pretends to be.
Entitled “The Uninhabitable Earth” the subhead reads, “Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.”
The jump-the-shark moment in the story comes when reporter David Wallace-Wells pens the following:
“Humans, like all mammals, are heat engines; surviving means having to continually cool off, like panting dogs. For that, the temperature needs to be low enough for the air to act as a kind of refrigerant, drawing heat off the skin so the engine can keep pumping. At seven degrees of warming, that would become impossible for large portions of the planet’s equatorial band, and especially the tropics, where humidity adds to the problem; in the jungles of Costa Rica, for instance, where humidity routinely tops 90 percent, simply moving around outside when it’s over 105 degrees Fahrenheit would be lethal. And the effect would be fast: Within a few hours, a human body would be cooked to death from both inside and out.”
So, apparently, once the thermometer hits 105 degrees Fahrenheit, or 40.5 degrees centigrade, humans will burst into flames!
Watch as I explain why I know this guy is serving up deep-fried B.S.