Warmer weather saves lives

I would have to look at this to see whether they are properly accounting for improved technology and increased wealth that can help keep people warm, but this is something that I have long pointed to at this website:

While summers in the UK became warmer in the period 1971 - 2003, there was no change in heat-related deaths, but annual cold-related mortality fell by 3% as winters became milder - so overall fewer people died as a result of extreme temperatures. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, I guess I'll skip buying that new Vegas Condo after all:

Are Lake Mead, Powell at risk of drying up by 2021?

Lake Mead has a good chance of drying up by 2021 if water officials don't change the way they manage the Colorado River, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have concluded.

The report, "When will Lake Mead go dry?" says the Nevada reservoir and its upstream neighbor, Lake Powell, could drop so low gravity won't be able to move water downstream.

Researchers Tim Barnett, a marine geophysicist, and David Pierce of Scripps' Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography division - which is based at the University of California, San Diego - conclude there is a 50-50 chance of Lake Mead being a "dead pool" in 13 years if the system of water allocation now in place remains unchanged.

2/14/2008 9:36 AM  

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