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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.



January 15, 2016

Elderly People Skimp on Heating to Cut Winter Fuel Bills

Filed under: Cold Kills,UK — sunshinehours1 @ 10:18 AM
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The AGW Cult (financed by rich people who bribe scientists to tell lies) prefer that poor people pay a lot more for energy. All the while the rich people and their cult fly in private jets or business class all over the world.

If the rich feel guilty about being rich, why not a surtax on rich people? Why punish the poor and elderly?

“More than 60 per cent of elderly people will ration their heating this winter amid fears over high energy bills, according to a new survey.

As many as two in five (42 per cent) said they would also consider cutting back on food in order to meet the cost of heating their homes, comparison website said.”



December 15, 2015

UK: 40,000 Excess Winter Deaths — AGW Cult Plans To Kill Even More After COP21

Filed under: Cold Kills,UK — sunshinehours1 @ 8:46 AM
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““It’s a shocking fact that this winter, one older person could die every seven minutes from the cold. Yet with just under one million older people living in fuel poverty, many simply cannot afford to heat their homes to a temperature high enough to keep warm and well. We are calling for the government to commit to improving the energy efficiency of homes across the country in order to provide a long-lasting solution to the scandal of fuel poverty and preventable winter deaths.”

Dr Angie Bone of Public Health England said: “Cold does kill, even in places where the temperatures aren’t at their lowest.””


November 29, 2014

Warmer Winters Saves Lives

Filed under: Cold Kills,UK — sunshinehours1 @ 9:13 AM
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The lowest ever number of winter deaths was recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.

An estimated 18,200 excess winter deaths occurred in 2013-14, the lowest number since records began in 1950-51.

Last winter was notably warmer than in previous years and had a relatively mild flu season which contributed to the lower number of deaths.”

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