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Friends of Earth Say Lack of Global Warming Kills 25,400 Yearly In UK

Warmer UK homes 'would save thousands of lives' | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Thousands of lives could be saved every year if British homes were made warmer, a report suggests.
Around 5,500 more deaths occur in the coldest quarter of houses every year than would happen if those houses were warm.
In 2009-10, there were an estimated 25,400 excess winter deaths, of which 21.5% can be attributed to the coldest quarter of housing.
The report, commissioned by Friends of the Earth, said living in a cold home worsens conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism.
More than one in four adolescents living in a cold house are at risk of mental health problems

Of course if it is warm outside it is warm in the house.....

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What a load of rubbish these people spout. When I was a lad we didn't have central heating, double glazing, cavity wall insulation. Old people died but I suspect it was less than die now as families and friends looked after them more.

We lived fine and 25% of us didn't have mental problems. In fact we build one of the best societies we have ever had until it was hijacked by politicians for their own ends.

Do FOE have this report on permanent rotation? It comes out every few months (e.g. see http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/winter_death_advance_notice_19112010.html)

Crocodile tears, of course, since their energy policy directly increases the cost of energy, thus forcing the poor to turn down the thermostat to try to reduce the heating bill.

So if heating your home emits gasses that warm the planet, and a warmer planet leads to fewer people heating in a way that warms the planet, is it a cheaper zero-sum game that saves lives?

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