Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Deaths from heat predicted to increase by seven percent per year

See also

A research team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health England has predicted that the number of heat caused deaths will increase by 257 percent by 2050 in the Feb. 3, 2014, edition of the British Medical Journal.

The researchers based their predictions on daily average temperature taken from the British Atmospheric Data Centre for the last two decades and population statistics taken from the Office of National Statistics.

People over the age of 75 will be most imperiled by the increases in temperature. An added concern for the elderly will be the continued increase in the cost of electricity and an increased demand for electricity for cooling during the periods of high temperatures.

The number of hot weather days is predicted to triple by 2080 while the number of cold weather days will decrease. The number of deaths is predicted to increase by two percent for every degree Centigrade increase in temperature.

At present the number of elderly that die from cold weather is greater than the number of elderly people that die as a direct result of hot weather.

While the data was prepared for Britain, the results are predicted to be similar for all countries across the world.

The rapid increase in the number of elderly from the baby boomer generation in the United States will face the same threats of heat related deaths and inability to afford electricity due to a fixed income.



  • Pro-Russians killed
    Putin issues a warning after 3 armed protestors were shot dead in Ukraine
    Watch Video
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Only one of 46 life boats were used in the South Korean ferry sinking
    World News
  • Oscar Pistorius trial
    Oscar Pistorius reads a Valentines Day card from his deceased girlfriend without tears
    Crime News
  • Google patent
    Google applies for patent for what could be the successor to Google Glass
    Tech News
  • 420 in Colorado
    Colorado will celebrate 420 for the first time since marijuana became legal
  • Racist Kansas murderer
    Why isn't the Jewish Community Center shooter being labeled as a terrorist?
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Director Bryan Singer's Representatives Dispute Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse of Teen
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518199867" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Is an 89 cent refill $525? Man outraged after being fined $525 for unpaid refill
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • South Korea ferry text messages: Families wait anxiously for any word.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518197947" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!