Deaths due to heat waves: far more people die from the cold than from the heat


The articles are actually based on absolute facts. Global warming is a real, man-made process that needs to be addressed. As the temperature rises, heat waves become more likely to form. However, these writings do not reveal the whole picture and call for the least effective remedy for the problem. Click-hunter titles can be created about heatwave deaths for which global warming can be blamed, yet, most heatwave deaths are not reported in the news. According to studies, heat waves are about 2,500 deaths caused every year in the US and Canada. Heatwave deaths are, in fact, a bigger problem than reports of it show.

However, rising temperatures are reducing the number of cold waves and their deaths, which is almost completely ignored by politicians and the media.

The cold narrows blood flow that maintains our basic body temperature, increases blood pressure, and can be fatal through stroke, heart attack, and respiratory illness. These deaths are hardly mentioned as they do not fit into the current climate narrative. Of course, if these cases were a rarity, a lack of interest in this could be justified, but that is not the case. More than a year 100 thousand die in the cold weather in the U.S. and 13,000 in Canada – more than 40 cold-related deaths are caused by a heat wave.

In fact, globally a cold weather the number of deaths due to heat waves far exceeds those due to heat waves. This is true not only for cold-weather countries such as Canada, but also for warmer countries such as Canada. USA, Spain and Brazil also valid. Even in India seven cold weather deaths due to heat.

Worldwide, about 300,000 people die each year heat, while nearly 1.7 million die in the cold because of time.

A recently released widely according to the study described, higher temperatures are currently responsible for about 100,000 of heatwave deaths. However, researchers not taken into account fish deaths caused by cold weather. THE Lancetben An authoritative study published in 2006 found that climate change in recent decades across the on the world resulted in the avoidance of more cold-related deaths than the number of extra heat-induced deaths. On average, by avoiding more than twice as many deaths, climate change is likely to result in 200,000 fewer deaths due to cold weather each year.

Furthermore, when various reports emphasize the need to reduce CO2 emissions, they urge the least effective ways to help future victims of heat and cold waves. At most, climate protection policy will only slightly slow down the growth of fish deaths caused by heat waves. Well more efficient and simpler ways are already available to deal with the situation. Heatwave deaths are typically declining in countries with adequate data, as heat-related deaths can be effectively addressed through more widely available air conditioning, heatwave alerts, opening of baths and air-conditioned plaques, while calling for the importance of fan use and water consumption. put people’s attention. This is pretty clear in the case of the US: the number of heatwave days since 1960 is growingwhich affects many more people. Still, the number of deaths caused by the heat wave has halved. The rest of the world needs to use the same simple technology to drastically reduce the number of heat-related deaths.

Reducing cold-related deaths is a much harder thing to do, as it requires properly heated homes for weeks, months. Furthermore, a strong climate protection policy will increase heating costs and deaths from cold weather will be even more common.

Researcher examined the natural experiment that has taken place since 2010, when fracking (the process of fracturing shale gas – ed.) dramatically reduced the price of natural gas. This has made gas-heated homes warmer and safer, as poorer households in particular could afford better heating. The study estimates that about 11,000 Americans escaped death each winter through lower energy prices. That alone saved the lives of four times as many people as died in heat waves across North America.

If climate policy is to work, it must raise the price of energy to reduce consumption. A climate policy that raises the price of natural gas again means that fewer people will be able to afford to heat their homes properly, and so the death rate due to cold weather will rise again. Climate change remains a real problem, affecting many other areas in addition to heat and cold weather.

We need to tackle climate change effectively through innovations that make the price of green energy cheap enough for everyone to want to switch to it.

When it comes to tackling heat and cold weather deaths, current reports on climate change do not inform us enough. They achieve a focus on the most costly and least effective methods of helping future victims of heat and cold weather. Moreover, they even run the risk of increasing the number of cold-related deaths by raising heating costs. Furthermore, heatwave deaths are simply misleadingly ignored, ignoring the much higher number of avoided cold-related deaths. Currently, global warming is saving the lives of more people than causing them to die, at an estimated rate of 100,000 a year.

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