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Comment Re:Baseline figure for this prediction (Score 1) 273

Correct, it is well known that in total many more people die from cold than from heat. Obviously the numbers vary per season and location. My point is; we have a starting figure and a trend for both higher and lower than optimal temperatures. The Nature paper also only shows the right hand side of the story in figure 4. If you honestly think mortality is the problem, there should be a red line somewhere below 0C as well. Assymmetrically linking only 'bad stuff' to 'higher temperature' may be counterproductive if we want to come to a smarter policy (yes, I work in government, and I think it could be done...).

Comment Re:120 whatchyamacallit (Score 1) 286

It is no so bad. Look up the definition of Inch from wikipedia "Traditional standards for the exact length of an inch have varied in the past, but since the adoption of the international yard during the 1950s and 1960s it has been based on the metric system and defined as exactly 2.54 cm". So an Inch is just shorthand for "254/10000 m" just as millimeter stands for "1/1000 m".

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