Climate Change Does Not Discount Winter-Related Deaths: Study
In one of the earlier studies researchers found global warming is not responsible to the reduced winter-related deaths.
The study was conducted at the Mailman School of Public Health in Columbia University. Researchers analyzed temperature and mortality data from 39 cities in US and France and didn’t find global warming leads to less cold-related deaths as earlier believed by some experts.
Lead author of the study, Patrick Kinney, said for years it has been thought global warming trend leads to much smaller reductions in winter deaths, and so he wanted to check the facts himself.
Patrick is the director of Columbia’s Climate and Health Program. In his study he collected the mortality rates data from the US National Center for Health Statistics as well as from the French National Institute for Statistics and Economics Studies of more than three decades.
All the 39 cities were widely different in demography, social-cultural background and urban design as well.
Details of the findings are published in the Environmental Research Letters journal.
Patrick said in the study they found other seasonal factors are driving winter excess mortality and that includes low humidity, lack of exercise and time spent indoors that increases the risk of flu, respiratory infections and other similar complications.http://www.dailynewsz.com/climate-change-does-not-discount-winter-related-deaths-study/http://www.dailynewsz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Climate-Change-Does-Not-Discount-Winter-Related-Deaths-Study.jpghttp://www.dailynewsz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Climate-Change-Does-Not-Discount-Winter-Related-Deaths-Study-300x300.jpgScienceclimate change,study,winter