The grim reaper must be rubbing his hands with glee due to the extreme cold in the northern hemisphere this winter and now the extreme heat in the southern hemisphere. I’m not sure if statistics of weather related deaths are kept here in Brazil but I recall that over a thousand deaths were attributed to a heat wave in France not so long ago. The article I read today has a new slant on this though as it would seem to prove that the heat only kills off those that would have died anyway!
‘Heat Waves Kill Sick People. Cold Snaps Kill Healthy Ones’
Heat Waves Kill Sick People. Cold Snaps Kill Healthy Ones – Businessweek