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Climate change coverage ignores heavy impact of heat on cold deaths

2021-06-26

Lomborg points out that almost everywhere cold deaths outweigh heat deaths. Fortunately, heat deaths are declining in countries with good data, likely because of ever more air conditioning. This is abundantly clear for the United States, which has seen increasing hot days since 1960 affecting a much greater population. Yet, the number of heat deaths has more than halved.

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USA Today

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Topics:

Climate change

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English