The CDC has put something interesting out lately pertaining to heat related deaths. According to their data about 600 Americans die every year due to heat related causes. In contrast, double that amount of Americans die due to COLD related causes. The CDC estimates are noted below.
Here’s something else. The planets temp has risen 1 degree in the last 100 years and life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years. So is heating bad? Likely not. And one other little item……..cold seems to love diseases while heat tend to kill them. So the colder it is, the more disease is likely, while the warmer it is, the less likely disease outbreak is.
Make of the CDC statistics what you will but one thing I see for sure is that cold is much more dangerous to human life than warmth. And what would happen to much of human life should Earth suddenly plunge into a new ice age? I think we can safely say that there would be a lot of death due to disease outbreak, exposure, and famine.
There is no doubt at all that climate change is REAL. Our global climate is indeed changing but to what? Heat or cold? Tropics or Ice Age? If you look back at the geologic history it appears that most past warming periods have lasted about 12,000 years. Our present warming period is almost there! And during these past 12.000 years human civilization as developed and, in fact, the heating of the climate enabled all of our ancestors to build that human civilization. So it appears humans thrive in warmth but we don’t do so well in cold.
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