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What is the Optimum Temperature with respect to human mortality?

By Indur M. Goklany

It is well known that the risk of mortality increases at both the high and low ends of the temperature range experienced by a particular population. 663 more words

Economy-health

Cold kills: Summer no sweat for Aussies but winter freeze fatal

Australians are more likely to die during unseasonably cold winters than hotter than average summers, QUT research has found.

From the Queensland University of Technology… 372 more words

Economy-health

WHO Forecast Exaggerates Climate Deaths

New paper faults World Health Organisation’s wilful exaggeration

A new briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation examines the World Health Organisation’s recent report on climate change and finds that its estimates of future mortality from global warming are grossly exaggerated. 272 more words

Economy-health

A conversation with Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the Kaya Identity

As many readers know, there was quite a hullaballo over the Kaya Identity last week, two posts by Willis Eschenbach here and here created sides seemingly equally split on whether the equation is useful or not. 687 more words

Carbon Dioxide

Which is responsible for more U.S. deaths — Excessive Heat or Excessive Cold?

Dr. Indur Goklany writes:

Earlier today on WUWT in the post, UHI and Heat Related Mortality, a researcher from Arizona claims that, “Extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States.”  I am afraid that this piece of nonsense is about to become conventional wisdom. 

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Economy-health

UHI and heat related mortality

From Arizona State University

Study links urbanization and future heat-related mortality

TEMPE, Ariz. – Phoenix stands at a parched crossroads. Global scale climate change is forecast to bring hotter summers and more extreme heat to the Valley, but regional urbanization also will impact temperatures experienced by residents. 722 more words

UHI

Ridley on the claims of exhausting global resources

In the Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley has an interesting article about the the claims that we will run out of “X”, except that human ingenuity always seems to grasp this and then “Y” comes along. 315 more words

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