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

June 2, 2014

Watts Up With That?

deadly_hot_coldDr. 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.  However, this is based on cherry-picking one’s data source.  The full story is given in the attached paper written in 2011.

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