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Old 02-09-2019, 10:39 PM   #4927 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
The other night on the news they mentioned that NASA/NOAA said that the last 4-years were the hottest ever recorded,and 20-out of the last 22-years are the warmest.

In the last 30-years,more people have died from heat-related deaths than from any other weather-related cause.

Between 2015 and 2017,heat-related deaths were up 82%.

In the summer of 2017,Maricopa,County,Arizona,alone, saw 182 heat-related deaths,1,720-hospitalizations,and 6,880 emergency room visits.

By 2030 an additional 250,000/year are expected to die from heat-related causes.


Need context. How much warming? Method(s) used? If landbased, how many stations used? How many stations added or deleted during the recorded period? Locations of added or deleted stations? Satellite data ? Ocean temp Satellite data was found to have had a algorithm problem. Supposedly corrected. Need a lot more info.


How many people? What percentage? Has the percentage changed? How much has the population increased during the time period? What was the criteria used to determine the outcome? Has the criteria changed during the length of the study period?


How many heated related deaths exactly? What is the criteria for heat related death? Has the criteria changed? Who determines heat related deaths?


What is the percentage difference from previous years? What is the criteria? Has it changed over the years? Has the population increased? Who determines it heat related?


In Arizona? The U.S.? The world? ???

By the year 2030 it is estimated that 1.2 Billion more people will be added to the face of the Earth for a total of 8.2 Billion.

250,000 as a percentage doesn’t even make a dent...

Percentages and numbers that are inter changed skew results.

Percentages and numbers mean nothing without context or methodology.

Just wanted to point it out.

(Not asking you to validate your post. We all have better things to do)



Might be a world number.

Cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather, and it's not the extreme low or high temperatures that cause the most deaths, according to a study published Wednesday.

The study found the majority of deaths occurred on moderately hot and moderately cold days instead of during extreme temperatures.

"Although the risk of mortality due to extremely cold or hot days is actually higher, they are less frequent," said lead author Antonio Gasparrini of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The study — published in the British journal The Lancet — analyzed data on more than 74 million deaths in 13 countries between 1985 and 2012. Of those, 5.4 million deaths were related to cold, while 311,000 were related to heat.


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