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Thursday, January 07, 2010

We have more to fear from the cold than the warm

Despite what the global cooling denialists are saying, we have much more to fear from the cold weather than we do the warm. There was a lot of fuss made about ten years ago when the French suffered about 3000 deaths due to the heatwave, but the cold kills far more, especially when you factor in the treacherous road conditions caused by laying down too little salt and grit stocks, and basing your winter salt needs on outlandish forecasts from the Met Office.

On Wattsupwiththat.com, they quote the following figures of deaths caused by winter cold, and it makes for sobering reading. Even the BBC has an article on it (Please hit the title link for more)
I keep saying, we have nothing to fear from global warming. We have plenty to fear from its adherents.
United States. 2001-2008
 




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