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World Bank Chief Likens Climate Change to Ebola

Dan Joseph
By Dan Joseph | October 14, 2014 | 2:24 PM EDT

So far, the Ebola crisis has killed nearly 4,500 people worldwide.  This year, there are exactly 0 reported deaths that can be linked to climate change.  In fact, there have never been any deaths linked to climate change in the 30-something years that we have been hearing about how it’s inevitably going to destroy the Earth.

But according to World Bank Chief Jim Yong Kin, Ebola and Global Warming are equally dangerous and “…we are running out of time to find solutions to both. “

Kim, who was selected to head the World Bank by President Obama in 2012 has no background as a climate scientist.  But, that didn’t stop him from trying to scare the pants off of his audience while speaking at the World Bank’s annual meeting with the International Monetary Fund.

“Ebola and climate change have a few things in common. Most importantly, we are running out of time to find solutions to both,” he said.

“Also, until very recently, the plans to fight them were either non-existent or inadequate. And, inaction is literally killing people – one because of the rapid spread of a deadly virus, the other from the poisoning of the atmosphere and the oceans.”

This isn’t the first time that Kim—again, not a climate scientist—has cited alarming “statistics” warning of the dangers of climate change.  A few weeks ago, Kim made the claim that 1.2 million people had died because of the pollution from coal fired power plants and using this as an example of the dangers of climate change. 

While the death toll he referred may be possible, deaths from coal inhalation or industrial accidents have nothing to do with the concept of atmospheric climate change. But again, what else do the climate alarmists have if they can’t directly point to deaths caused by global warming?

On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry warned that “life as you know it on Earth ends” if climate changed isn’t taken seriously.

Focusing on climate change, seems to be an odd issue for these two Obama appointees to focus on in the midst of American fears of a deadly Ebola pandemic that is decimating the population of Africa. 

After all, if climate change is such a massive threat to our very existence, why didn’t the Obama Administration take it on before they decided to completely overhaul the American health care system?

Because who needs health care if we’re all dead from global warming?

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

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