"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simple Fact - Cold Kills!

Man-made Global Warming zealots have attempted to make the point that a degree or two of warming will bring un-imaginable medical problems upon the world population. It is refreshing to see a new paper showing what most people with an IQ in double figures intuitively understand that cold weather is more dangerous to human health than warming! Canberra Times writes of research showing that colder temperatures increase heart attack mortality rates .

 Canberra residents are about 12 per cent more likely to die from a heart attack in winter than at any other time of year because they don't cope with the cold, a new study has revealed.

Queensland University of Technology researchers have found that more people die in Australia from heart and circulatory problems when the temperature drops below 19 degrees.
Senior research fellow Adrian Barnett from the university's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation said Canberrans had less winter heart-related deaths than Sydney, Adelaide and Perth but more than Hobart.
''Preventing heart-related deaths in the next few months could be as simple as putting on a hat and gloves because the peak season for cardiovascular deaths is upon us,'' Dr Barnett said.
''We are not very good at protecting ourselves against the cold weather. We don't wear the right sort of clothes in winter and our homes are often not well insulated.
''Exposure to the cold raises blood pressure because the veins and arteries constrict, which puts extra stress on the heart and circulatory system that can be a real problem for people with some atherosclerosis."

We have a huge list of  problems supposed to be caused by, or exacerbated by Global Warming ,so maybe it is time to put together a list of all the benefits of a warming climate!