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Cold kills 20 times more people than Heat

…this is an obvious conclusion to all those with a brain, but I’m sure it’s one that will bring shock, discomfort and a knee-jerk denial from all those parroting climate alarmists who haven’t done a shred research on the history of life and biodiversity on planet Earth.

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 *only* 311,000 were related to heat.

Because the study included countries under different socio-economic backgrounds and with varying climates, it was representative of temperature-related deaths worldwide, explained its lead author Antonio Gasparrini of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The sharp distinction between heat- and cold-related deaths is because low temperatures cause more problems for the body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems, reads the study’s abstract.

“Public-health policies focus almost exclusively on minimizing the health consequences of heat waves,” Gasparrini said. “Our findings suggest that these measures need to be refocused and extended to take account of a whole range of effects associated with temperature.”


This report backs up multiple studies in recent years, including a 2014 U.S. paper from the National Center for Health Statistics, which found that cold kills more than twice as many Americans as heat.

It also supports a 2020 study which looked at hospital visits in Illinois between 2011 and 2018, and found that “the crude annual inpatient admission incidence rate was more than four-fold higher for cold injuries compared to heat injuries (10.2 vs 2.4 per 100,000 people),” and, crucially, that patients who died because of cold temperatures were responsible for 94% of temperature-related deaths.

These three independent studies contradict the official data from the warm-mongering National Weather Service, which claims hot weather to be the biggest killer (surprise-surprise) followed by tornadoes, hurricanes and floods.

According to the service, cold is only the eighth-leading cause of death.

The discrepancy is likely because 1) the weather service is keen to push an agenda, and 2) that its data isn’t anywhere near as thorough, as it focuses more on the weather than the actual number of deaths caused by it.

“The NWS’ fatality and injury information is derived from a database where the primary function is to collect weather reports and any details associated with an event’s impact,” Brent MacAloney, NWS Storm Data Program Manager said. “The fatality and injury information is only supplementary,” he admitted.

In other words, “we obfuscate the data in order to support the AGW theory.”


Following his study, Gasparrini received a grant from the UK to expand his studies and project what this could mean over the next century due to ‘catastrophic global heating,’ and while I was concerned that a slew of bogus headlines would soon follow –you know the type of truth-bending tripe they print: “Experts warn heat-related deaths set to soar as global temperatures increase” etc. etc.– it actual turned out Gasparrini had something of a backbone — his subsequent study refused to *fully* jump aboard the AGW gravy train, and instead concluded that “evidence on this direct impact at a global scale is limited.”


The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.


Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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One Thought to “Cold kills 20 times more people than Heat”

  1. Good one Cap.
    Best, Allan

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/07/17/alarm-about-alarmism/#comment-2104459

    Joe d’Aleo and I had written a paper on Excess Winter Mortality based on other evidence when the major Lancet study was published, so we revised our paper to include that excellent study. Our summary reads:

    “Cold weather kills. Throughout history and in modern times, many more people succumb to cold exposure than to hot weather, as evidenced in a wide range of cold and warm climates.

    Evidence is provided from a study of 74 million deaths in thirteen cold and warm countries including Thailand and Brazil, and studies of the United Kingdom, Europe, the USA, Australia and Canada.

    Contrary to popular belief, Earth is colder-than-optimum for human survival. A warmer world, such as was experienced during the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period, is expected to lower winter deaths and a colder world like the Little Ice Age will increase winter mortality, absent adaptive measures.

    These conclusions have been known for many decades, based on national mortality statistics.”

    COLD WEATHER KILLS 20 TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE AS HOT WEATHER September 4, 2015
    by Joseph D’Aleo and Allan MacRae
    https://friendsofsciencecalgary.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/cold-weather-kills-macrae-daleo-4sept2015-final.pdf
    ____________________

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/23/the-evils-of-climate-enthusiasm/#comment-2164819
    [excerpts]

    The elderly and the poor in the United Kingdom, Germany and other countries are suffering increased winter deaths due to high energy costs. In the UK, this human disaster is called “Heat or Eat”.

    The Excess Winter Mortality Rate in Britain is much higher than that in Canada. Canada has a population of about 35 million and the UK about 65 million, but Excess Winter Mortality in Canada is about 5000 to 10,000 per year, and in the UK it is 25,000 to 50,000 per year.

    Canada and the UK have genetically similar populations and similar health care systems. Canada tends to be colder but mostly drier than the UK. However, Canada generally has much lower energy costs and better-insulated housing and probably better central heating systems, on average. This suggests that adaptation to winter and low energy costs are significant drivers of lower Winter Mortality rates.

    Imagine IF the UK had competent politicians in the past several decades instead of warmist imbeciles. Instead of spending billions on green energy debacles, they could have spent the funds on improving home insulation and central heating, and encouraged fracking of shales to reduce natural gas prices, and a whole lot of grannies and grandpa’s would still be alive for their grandchildren.

    Cheap, abundant, reliable energy is the lifeblood of society – it IS that simple.

    When politicians fool with energy systems, real people suffer and die.

    Regards, Allan

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