This morning we have an amusing example of the green approach to truth and accuracy. Fiona Armstrong, the Australian green, retweeted the Climate and Health Alliance, an organisation of which she is a board member, as follows:
Climate change and the carbon intensive global economy r already responsible for five million deaths each year http://bit.ly/SwJtfz
The link is to a press release by Caha, signed by Armstrong herself. If you follow the link you find two statements on the numbers of global deaths.
A failure to act on climate change is costing the global economy $1.2 trillion annually and is responsible for 400,000 deaths each year,
The DARA 2012 Climate Vulnerability Monitor report entitled “Cold Calculus for a Hot Planet” said a continued pattern of the world’s current carbon intensive energy use would cause 6 million deaths a year by 2030, with 700,000 of these attributable to climate change;
Take an exaggeration and exaggerate it a whole lot more.