Study: Cold weather kills 20 times more people than hot weather

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IceAgeNow– Meanwhile, our leaders in their ultimate wisdom, insist that we should be worried about global warming.

The study analyzed data on more than 74 million deaths in 13 countries between 1985 and 2012, says USA Today.

Of those 74 million deaths, 5.4 million deaths were related to cold, while 311,000 were related to heat.  more

13 Comments on Study: Cold weather kills 20 times more people than hot weather

  1. It’s in the 90’s and we are under a heat advisory in western WA till Thursday night. I’ll get back to you on that cold weather kills thing…

    Yes, no one in Seattle has A/C.

  2. How many people die in floods every year? “Don’t go near the river today, people. Expect flash flooding, etc….”
    And guess where the dumbasses go? The river.

    Illustr8r, It’s 95 in Las Vegas. At night. lol

    No a/c? Same as parts of Europe. My sister and her hubby went a few years ago and the hotels they stayed in had no A/C. They just don’t do that sort of thing. I guess they have no heat, either because most of the heat/cold deaths come from there.

  3. PS. I’ll take the desert heat any time over evil wintery places.
    Our pipes never freeze, streets are never icy, and I’ve never shoveled ice and snow off my roof. lol. Great memories, huh Fur? 😀

  4. I’m a bit of a weather junkie. I watch the radar as storms approach quite frequently. We have been having thunder storm after thunder storm the last two months. Our weather pattern here in MN (since I lived here for 30 years) has been predominately West to East. Any variations are local (as in the 1987 SuperStorm that acted like an inland hurricane).

    The last three weeks I have seen the following pattern over the regional Midwest states (ok, almost the whole upper fly-over country):

    North to South
    East to West
    South to North

    In that order with only 3 or 4 days between.

    And just two days ago one storm heading almost North to South met up with a larger storm heading Southeast to Northwest. We were in between them. As I watched, the smaller storm pushed the larger storm Eastward. Both of them barely glanced off of us.

    I’m telling you; something is happening and it’s NOT Climate anything – warming, cooling OR disruption.

    Come to your own conclusion.

  5. @Claudia We had a real late night heat related thunderstorm the other day. I was so excited. Thunder, lightening just like the Midwest. Thunderstorms are as rare as conservatives here.

    …I listen/watch tornado chasers online. A fun way to see America’s wide open spaces (as long as no one gets hurt that is).

  6. 108 yesterday in EDH Cali. 109 today. My son in laws been on the Sleepy Hollow fire for 2 weeks and my oldest son just left for it. It’s going to be a miserable summer in the west.

  7. Illustr8r, I have a friend who lived in Spokane for 12 years and every time he heard about a storm coming, he would rush up to the big hill in town to watch. Almost always petered out before getting there. When it did hit them, he was so excited!

    I don’t know if I could live without a good thunderstorm several times a year.

  8. @BadBrad The town of Wenatchee was very lucky it didn’t go up in flames that first night.

    I’m dreading July 4th this year. Someone in the valley here lights sky lanterns every year-depending on the wind we can knock them down as they drift by our deck. Guess I’ll stand guard with a garden hose. Western WA is very dry and brown…

  9. Illustr8r, Northern Cali’s going to have a big one. It’s inevitable. Required equipment for this 4th is a water hose for fires and a gun for terrorists. Should be fun.

  10. Won’t we fill silly when we find out Alex Jones has been right call along. Hopefully that story is followed up

  11. DUH! I’ll take Winter over Summer most years. With the exception of the Snowpocalypse we had in 2008 and 2009 (nothing like 3 ft. and more of snow in a day and a half a week before Christmas) and the Winter of 68-69, that was an extremely snowy below zero Winter. My natural gas heat works well in the Winter and I have no AC.

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