Dear UK, from hot Australia, your NetZero policies will kill far more people than a 40C weekday

Dear UK, from hot Australia, your NetZero policies will kill far more people than a 40C weekday. By Joanne Nova.

Even the Australian ABC was telling Australians with a straight face that the extreme heat in the UK was so dangerously bad that healthy young people might die in the heat. For most Australians, it’s not summer if it doesn’t hit 40. And for people with a sauna, it’s not fun if it’s not 60 degrees. People enjoy an hour at 60C all the time without dying. We are mammals, we just need to drink. (And make sure we never forget the kids in the car).

 

 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine issued their study with the snappy title that concisely summed up nothing:
“Both heat and cold increase risk of death in England and Wales but rates vary across geographical areas and population groups”.

Headlines like that hide the news in plain view. Imagine the blockbuster front page expositions if the result had showed heat was more deadly? Not only would it have been short and punchy and conveyed the message, but the study would have become a mantra on the Nine O’Clock News.

The predicted change in jetstreams, starting in 2016 (when the current global cooling trend began), is here. As solar activity subsides, the jetstreams are now more north-south and less east-west, which is responsible for moving weather systems north-south more — and these weeks of unusual cold or hot weather at odd latitudes.

1940 – 2015:

2016 – :