#Climate skeptics sometimes like to claim that although #GlobalWarming will lead to more deaths from heat, it will overall save lives due to fewer deaths from cold. But is this true? Epidemiological studies suggest the opposite.
Heat waves are silent killers. The 2003 European heat wave has caused about 70,000 fatalities, see Last year's hot summer in Germany has been estimated to have caused at least 1,000 excess deaths.
Will climate change bring benefits from reduced cold-related mortality? Insights from the latest epidemiological research
70,000 dead in the 2003 European heat wave. Here the latest science on cold vs. heat mortality explained by one of the researchers
Heat waves are a major cause of death. What the science says, summarized recently by my colleague Veronika Huber. #heatwave Try to keep cool!