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DimPrawn
23rd February 2011, 12:54
...due to global warming.

Health effects of climate change in the UK : Department of Health - Publications (http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4007935)

The biggest danger to health, and the most likely to occur, is a major heatwave. The report predicts a heatwave will occur by 2012, causing between 3,000 and 10,000 deaths. Scientists put the odds of a heatwave in the south-east of England by that time at around 1 in 40. The report says: "In terms of conventional thinking about risks to health, 1 in 40 is high.” A French heatwave in 2003 caused the deaths of an estimated 14,000 people, most of them elderly.




However, it was published by the Labour government on the 1st April 2001.

:laugh


I'm ordering a new barbeque and a lorry load of chilled beer in anticipation.

:laugh

MarillionFan
23rd February 2011, 12:58
...due to global warming.

Health effects of climate change in the UK : Department of Health - Publications (http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4007935)

The biggest danger to health, and the most likely to occur, is a major heatwave. The report predicts a heatwave will occur by 2012, causing between 3,000 and 10,000 deaths. Scientists put the odds of a heatwave in the south-east of England by that time at around 1 in 40. The report says: "In terms of conventional thinking about risks to health, 1 in 40 is high.” A French heatwave in 2003 caused the deaths of an estimated 14,000 people, most of them elderly.




However, it was published by the Labour government on the 1st April 2001.

:laugh


I'm ordering a new barbeque and a lorry load of chilled beer in anticipation.

:laugh

There goes my new sledge business. :-(

DimPrawn
23rd February 2011, 13:01
There goes my new sledge business. :-(

Yep.

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past - Environment - The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html)

:laugh

TimberWolf
23rd February 2011, 13:04
I'm ordering a new barbeque and a lorry load of chilled beer in anticipation.

:laugh

Heathrow airport is ordering 10 billion cubic tonnes of de-icer in anticipation.

gingerjedi
23rd February 2011, 13:04
...due to global warming.

Health effects of climate change in the UK : Department of Health - Publications (http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4007935)

The biggest danger to health, and the most likely to occur, is a major heatwave. The report predicts a heatwave will occur by 2012, causing between 3,000 and 10,000 deaths. Scientists put the odds of a heatwave in the south-east of England by that time at around 1 in 40. The report says: "In terms of conventional thinking about risks to health, 1 in 40 is high.” A French heatwave in 2003 caused the deaths of an estimated 14,000 people, most of them elderly.




However, it was published by the Labour government on the 1st April 2001.

:laugh


I'm ordering a new barbeque and a lorry load of chilled beer in anticipation.

:laugh

That's nothing, I trump your 10,000 with 250,000 DEATHS... over 20 years.

BBC News - Thousands are 'at risk of alcohol death' say doctors (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12506127) :rolleyes:

GreenLabel
23rd February 2011, 13:07
At least the publish date was appropriate...

SueEllen
23rd February 2011, 13:09
That's nothing, I trump your 10,000 with 250,000 DEATHS... over 20 years.

BBC News - Thousands are 'at risk of alcohol death' say doctors (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12506127) :rolleyes:

Didn't the Lancet publish the MMR fairytale?

BTW figures from the drinks industry recently showed that alcohol consumption in the UK has been declining for about the last 6 years.

Spacecadet
23rd February 2011, 13:28
Didn't the Lancet publish the MMR fairytale?

BTW figures from the drinks industry recently showed that alcohol consumption in the UK has been declining for about the last 6 years.

That would be average drinks consumption across the whole population.

It is quite possible for binge drinking to increase whilst still having a reduction in the over all amount being drunk

lukemg
23rd February 2011, 13:59
Yes, it's harsh but is it the end of the world if the weakest of the coffin-dodgers is hastened towards the exit ? And as for people drinking themselves to death, they are unlikely to be among the most productive people in society and therefore this counts as a reduction in the burden on the rest of us.
We can't afford pensions for either lot so bit of a win-win if you ask me....

SueEllen
23rd February 2011, 14:54
Yes, it's harsh but is it the end of the world if the weakest of the coffin-dodgers is hastened towards the exit ? And as for people drinking themselves to death, they are unlikely to be among the most productive people in society and therefore this counts as a reduction in the burden on the rest of us.
We can't afford pensions for either lot so bit of a win-win if you ask me....

There have been lots of reports to show that it's not the people you expect who are drinking the most.

And lots of alcoholics remain functional for along time before they either kick the habit or drop dead.

Paddy
23rd February 2011, 15:39
There have been lots of reports to show that it's not the people you expect who are drinking the most.

And lots of alcoholics remain functional for along time before they either kick the habit or drop dead.

Tony Blair had (still has) a drink problem

DimPrawn
23rd February 2011, 15:47
Tony Blair had (still has) a drink problem

It is a problem.

It hasn't killed the cant.

:devil

sasguru
23rd February 2011, 16:13
...due to global warming.

Health effects of climate change in the UK : Department of Health - Publications (http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4007935)

The biggest danger to health, and the most likely to occur, is a major heatwave. The report predicts a heatwave will occur by 2012, causing between 3,000 and 10,000 deaths. Scientists put the odds of a heatwave in the south-east of England by that time at around 1 in 40. The report says: "In terms of conventional thinking about risks to health, 1 in 40 is high.” A French heatwave in 2003 caused the deaths of an estimated 14,000 people, most of them elderly.




However, it was published by the Labour government on the 1st April 2001.

:laugh


I'm ordering a new barbeque and a lorry load of chilled beer in anticipation.

:laugh

You know Dim, what I don't understand is why you relish in demonstrating your stupidity.

In fact there was an unusual heatwave in 2003 during which more people than usual over the period died.

2003 European heat wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave)

The UK Health Protection Agency estimated 3000 extra deaths due to heat in 2003.

Moron.

DimPrawn
23rd February 2011, 16:17
Can't say I noticed it in Swindon. Probably just took my coat off.

:laugh

sasguru
23rd February 2011, 16:19
Can't say I noticed it in Swindon. Probably just took my coat off.

:laugh

When you're as thick and bone-headed as you, you probably don't feel any extremes of weather at all.

You really are a prize imbecile.

:laugh:laugh:laugh

SueEllen
23rd February 2011, 16:35
It is a problem.

It hasn't killed the cant.

:devil

Well with your spare millions inviting him to do a talk and mix the wine with rocket fuel.

thunderlizard
23rd February 2011, 17:40
Next year 10,000 Britons are going to die...due to global warming.

The report predicts a heatwave will occur by 2012, causing between 3,000 and 10,000 deaths.

"by 2012", written in 2001, doesn't mean "in 2012". According to this article, the Health Protection Agency recorded between 2000-3000 excess deaths in England alone in the 2003 heatwave:

Rise in deaths amid heatwave - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7882326/Rise-in-deaths-amid-heatwave.html)

which makes that 2001 government prediction look pretty close to what actually happened.