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

Dr. 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…

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The EPA’s Political Futility

By Patrick J. Michaels Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a 30 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading almost all combustion units, and the ultimate cost of the upgrades will make coal noncompetitive…

UHI and heat related mortality

From Arizona State University Study links urbanization and future heat-related mortality TEMPE, Ariz. – Phoenix stands at a parched crossroads. Global scale climate change is forecast to bring hotter summers and more extreme heat to the Valley, but regional urbanization also will impact temperatures experienced by residents.