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Degree by Degree, Heat Waves Claim Lives, New Study Warns

For each 1 degree F rise in mean temperature and for each day a heat wave persisted, scientists found a 2.5 percent increased risk of death

by Joan Oleck

Nov 19, 2010

Yet future studies might. Bell said she and Anderson will be taking climate change projections into account more and more. “We think there are implications for policy makers trying to design and implement programs to address heat-related, public health burdens in their communities,” she said.

“As an example, our findings indicate that communities respond to heat waves very differently; that means a program that was very effective in one community might not be the best program to avoid heat wave mortality in another community. We also found heat waves have very different responses and that characteristics of a heat wave matter.

“So if you have a program that’s very effective or not very effective for a particular heat wave, that doesn’t mean it’s going to work or not work for other heat waves.”

(Photo composite of Moscow, showing August 2010 heat wave and smoke: Акутагава)

See Also

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Climate change

ho Hum..more alarmist warming nonsense. Most informed people, including many scientists around the world have come to realise that "global warming" and "climate change" are not in any way connected to C02. The IPCC have admitted fudging data to match their warming claims. Fraudulent Phil Jones made a revealing statement when he told Australian scientist Warwick Hughes in a 2005 email: "Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it." And we thought the very basis of science was testing theories - but apparently no when it comes to global warming!! The fact is there is a powerful political agenda behind the "global warming" farce to allow greedy governments to create new "gravy train" taxes. Then there's the socialist agenda - how can one take the IPCC seriously when the founder admits his political bias??
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme.
But perhaps the most damming quote is this one -
Climate policy has almost nothing to do any more with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated. – Ottmar Edenhofer

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