Shock News : Death Toll Was Exaggerated

Philippine president Benigno Aquino III said local officials exaggerated the likely death toll from typhoon Haiyan, which he put at between 2,000 and 2,500. Initial estimates from officials in the hardest-hit Leyte province had been 10,000 dead or more.

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The 195 MPH winds were exaggerated by 30%. The storm surge was exaggerated by 120% and the death toll was exaggerated by 300%.

Nothing about this storm was record breaking, but that won’t stop the press, politicians and climate alarmists from lying about it for as long as they can use it to their advantage.


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9 Responses to Shock News : Death Toll Was Exaggerated

  1. Don says:

    At the bottom of Tuesday’s front page story in the Seattle Times on Haiyan/Yolanda is a graphic stating estimated wind gusts: 275 mph. Hmmm… 275 kph, perhaps?

  2. Dave says:

    Jeffrey Sachs was on Morning Joe this morning repeating the exaggerations and linking the “increase in frequency and severity of these storms” to human-caused global warming, or words to that effect. He then segued clumsily into a statement in favor an increase in the minimum wage “because it helps a relatively small group of citizens at minimal cost to a much larger group.”

    He’s director of the “Earth Institute” at Columbia University, which pays him handsomely to spout this pure baloney.

  3. gary says:

    if you can’t scare the pajeebers out of people with the truth then exaggerate! Libs do it all the time.

  4. Ernest Bush says:

    Journalists, in general, are too uneducated about science to be writing about it. They are easily suckered by people who want to hype something disguised as scientific fact. This was as true back in 1970 when I was earning a journalism degree as it is now. The grosser the hype, the more easily they are suckered. That’s not counting those who are already in the Warmist cult. Most will not take the time to even modestly educate themselves on a given subject.

  5. gator69 says:

    Alarmists are reporting with 95% certainty about their 97% accuracy.

  6. Andy DC says:

    Like the OKC tornado this year where the death toll went down 50% overnight.

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