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UK excess deaths reach 650 for Jun/Jul
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M***@kymhorsell.com
2018-08-06 10:45:03 UTC
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Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave - with older people
most at risk
Analysis by the Guardian shows that the number of deaths during peak
of the summer heatwave in June and July was more than 650 above the
average for the time period. The Guardian considered the height of the
heatwave to be a 15-day period from 25 June to 9 July, when
temperatures remained above 28C. The analysis finds that deaths
registered during the weeks covering this period were 663 higher than
the average for the same weeks over the previous 5 years. The Daily
Express and the Sun also cover the news. Meanwhile, a second story in
the Guardian reports that many parts of southern Europe faced
temperatures of above 45C over the weekend. The soaring temperatures
led to 30 wildfires breaking out across Portugal, the Financial Times
reports. The Sun reports that the ongoing heat is leading to the
"catastrophic failure" of crops across Europe. The failures could
drive up the price of wheat, according to the Wall Street Journal. BBC
News reports that Europe's hot weather has had a number of "side
effects" - including sparking fears of a Brussels sprouts
shortage. Meanwhile, in Australia, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has
warned that the country has become a "land of drought", according to a
separate BBC News story. MailOnline explores whether this year's UK
heatwave could overtake the record-breaking heat experienced in
1976. -- Damian Carrington and Sarah Marsh, The Guardian

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Wally W.
2018-08-06 10:48:05 UTC
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Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave - with older people
most at risk
Woo hoo! A body count.
George 152
2018-08-06 19:48:10 UTC
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Post by Wally W.
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave - with older people
most at risk
Woo hoo! A body count.
People, especially old people die?
Who'd have guessed



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Blue
2018-08-06 11:49:04 UTC
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Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Deaths rose 650 above average during UK heatwave - with older people
most at risk
Analysis by the Guardian shows that the number of deaths during peak
of the summer heatwave in June and July was more than 650 above the
average for the time period.
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There are even fears that homes insulated under
the government's Green Deal could actually lead to deaths.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23341698
JTEM is right
2018-08-07 02:05:59 UTC
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Besides the fact that "Correlation is not
causation"....
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
above average during UK heatwave
"Average" means that there's been more and
there has been less.

Seriously, this is stupid. On more than
one level.






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Kym Horsell
2018-08-07 02:13:57 UTC
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Post by JTEM is right
Besides the fact that "Correlation is not
causation"....
confusing correlation with a probability distribution gives us all
confidence you know what you're talkin bout.
Post by JTEM is right
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
above average during UK heatwave
"Average" means that there's been more and
there has been less.
Seriously, this is stupid. On more than
one level.
Don't worry. No-one expects you know how to tell wether something is
significantly above or below average.

They generally teach that in year 11 of k12.
JTEM is right
2018-08-07 04:45:43 UTC
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Post by Kym Horsell
confusing correlation with a probability distribution
I'm sure you're being modest. There must be no end
to the number of things you get confused over.





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