Would rising temperatures, such as those allegedly from global warming, cause more fatalities? While some believe this to be true, the facts, according to Junkscience.com, are more encouraging. In a study of 28 U.S. cities, death rates from all causes were found to be more than 20 percent higher in January than in August, regardless of whether it was a northern or southern city. Another study revealed there were 53 percent more heart attacks in the winter months than there were in the summer, again regardless of climate. With similar study results in England where around fifty thousand more deaths occurred in the winter than in summer, it appears that fears linking warmer temperatues to rising death rates might be put six feet under.

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