Saving lives during heat waves: Installing cool roofs and vegetation can lead to a measurable reduction in heat deaths
by making daytime weather conditions tolerable.
We obtained mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) National Vital Statistics System for the years 1999-2009 and identified records representing heat deaths
based on International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10; www.
Our methodology of using ICD-10 codes to identify heat-related mortality from ADHS records underestimates the number of heat deaths
As for exactly why more heat deaths
happen earlier in the summer, it could be that there are simply more vulnerable people at the beginning of the summer.
Consider that heat deaths
often represent "displacement"; i.
Just in the past decade, Europe has lost about fifteen million people to the cold, more than four hundred times the iconic heat deaths
But the big news in Turkey and elsewhere in Europe wasn't politics, it was the weather--fires in Greece, hundreds of heat deaths
in Romania, epic floods in Britain.
undoubtedly contributes to the general perception that heat deaths
The Department of Health warned yesterday of a rise in skin cancer, insect borne diseases such as malaria and heat deaths
because of climate change.
Bjorn Lomborg, in his book The Skeptical Environmentalist (2000), tells us that heat deaths
in tropical countries as a rule result from sudden rises in temperature rather than continually high temperatures.
weather agency announced that heat deaths
are expected to double in the next twenty years as the result of global warming if nothing is done to slow or stop it.