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October 22, 2018

Cold weather kills far more people than hot weather

Filed under: Cold Kills,Climate Change — sunshinehours1 @ 9:10 AM
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Cold Kills

Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analyzing over 74 million deaths in 384 locations across 13 countries. The findings also reveal that deaths due to moderately hot or cold weather substantially exceed those resulting from extreme heat waves or cold spells.

Around 7.71% of all deaths were caused by non-optimal temperatures, with substantial differences between countries, ranging from around 3% in Thailand, Brazil, and Sweden to about 11% in China, Italy, and Japan. Cold was responsible for the majority of these deaths (7.29% of all deaths), while just 0.42% of all deaths were attributable to heat.

The study also found that extreme temperatures were responsible for less than 1% of all deaths, while mildly sub-optimal temperatures accounted for around 7% of all deaths — with most (6.66% of all deaths) related to moderate cold.



May 14, 2018

Academics Baffled By 20,000 Extra Dead in UK

Filed under: Cold Kills,UK — sunshinehours1 @ 7:04 PM
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November 8, 2017

Cold Kills – Quebec Study

Filed under: Cold Kills — sunshinehours1 @ 8:27 AM
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Cold kills

In a recent study a team of scientists led by Prof. Pierre Gosselin assessed 112,793 people aged 65 years and older who had been diagnosed with heart failure in Quebec between 2001 and 2011. Over an average of 635 days, the researchers measured the mean temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure and air pollutants in the surrounding environment and studied the data to see if there was any relationship.

Their results: for each decrease of 1°C in the daily mean temperature of the previous 3 and 7 days, the risk of heart failure events is increased of about 0.7%. In other words, a drop of 10°C in the average temperature over 7 days, which is common in the province of Quebec because of seasonal variations, is associated with increased risk to be hospitalized or to die for the main cause of heart failure of about 7% in elderly diagnosed with this disease.



September 12, 2017

Save Lives – Raise the Temperature

Filed under: Cold Kills,Winter — sunshinehours1 @ 9:38 PM
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The concept of “Excess Winter Deaths” is straightforward. Winter kills.

You could save 3 people a day from dying in the winter by raising temps 5C.

If the temperature went up 5C in Ontario, it would kill 4 people a day in summer.

If the temperature went up 5C in Ontario, it would save 7 people a day in winter.

In warm seasons, each 5°C increase in daily mean temperature was associated with a 2.5% increase in nonaccidental deaths (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.3% to 3.8%) on the day of exposure (lag 0). In cold seasons, each 5°C decrease in daily temperature was associated with a 3.0% (95% CI 1.8% to 4.2%) increase in nonaccidental deaths, which persisted over 7 days (lag 0-6). The cold-related effects (lag 0-6) were stronger for cardiovascular-related deaths (any cardiovascular death: 4.1%, 95% CI 2.3% to 5.9%; ischemic heart disease: 5.8%, 95% CI 3.6% to 8.1%), especially among people less than 65 years of age (8.0%, 95% CI 3.0% to 13.0%). Conversely, heat most strongly increased respiratory-related deaths during admission to hospital (26.0%, 95% CI 0% to 61.4%).

Across Ontario, each 5°C change in daily temperature was estimated to induce 7 excess deaths per day in cold seasons and 4 excess deaths in warm seasons.

Interpretation: Heat contributed to excess deaths in Ontario, although the effect of cold weather appeared to be greater. Further work is required to better define high-risk subgroups, which might include the homeless and people with inadequately heated housing.


March 6, 2017

Mass Extinction! They blamed warming. It was cooling.

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Cold Kills,Extreme Weather — sunshinehours1 @ 12:10 PM
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Warming did it. Cooling did it.

“The Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers have now discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming.”


December 15, 2016

Greenland Ice Balance Well Above Normal

Filed under: Cold Kills,Greenland — sunshinehours1 @ 8:34 AM
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The daily surface mass balance on the Greenland Ice Sheet is well above normal.capture_smb

August 7, 2016

Record COLD Reported In Greenland

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On August 1, the Danish Meteorological Institute’s measuring station registered an appalling -30.7 ° C at the ice cap’s summit.

“This is the lowest temperature for July we have from this station,” said John Cappelen.

The previous record was -27.7 ° C on 30 July 1992.

July 9, 2016

USA NOAA June 2016 Tmin versus Tmax – UHI?

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 12:22 PM
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NOAA just put out the USA temperature for June 2016.

Lets compare Tmin (minimum) versus Tmax (maximum)

Wow. Tmin has been skyrocketing since 1980. Tmax has just gone up and down.

I suggest UHI (Urban Heat Islands) not “Global Warming”.

NOAA_June_2016_Tmax_ NOAA_June_2016_Tmin_multigraph


June 22, 2016

Daily death counts of persons 65 years of age and older in Beijing

Filed under: China,Cold Kills — sunshinehours1 @ 10:19 AM
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I came across a new paper trying to claim that increased temperatures caused by global warming will kill more “old people” in Beijing.

In the supplementary data they posted the graph of daily mortality.

First thing I noticed is that deaths peak in January and bottom out in the summer.



Yes there are some summertime spikes. But it appears that something like 60 more people die per day die in January than in July.

It seems to me that if winters are warmer, lives will be saved.


June 16, 2016

Warming Sucks … Doesn’t It?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Cold Kills — sunshinehours1 @ 12:07 PM
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If you could wouldn’t you want the Earth to be 1C colder?

What? You don’t?


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