The cold weather death toll this winter is expected to top 40,000, the highest number for 15 years.
The figures were described as a “tragedy for the elderly” by campaigners who warned that not enough was being done to protect pensioners from unnecessary deaths in cold weather.
Anmd to be serious for a moment, this is something Bjorn Lomborg said repeatedly. Cold weather deaths are far in excess of hot weather deaths. Thus global warming should actually reduce premature deaths from temperature/weather.
And boy, didn’t people shout at him for being right?