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For every death there’ll be many more hospital admissions for things such as strokes and heart attacks. Vladimirs Koskins/Shutterstock

Cold weather is a bigger killer than extreme heat – here’s why

Most people are acutely aware of the toll the heat can take on human life. So it may come as a surprise that more Australians die from the cold than the heat.
Last year’s temperatures in England were the hottest in a continuous record dating back to 1659. AAP Image/NEWZULU/STEPHEN CHUNG

England’s set to swelter through a rash of record hot years

An analysis of the world's longest-running temperature record suggests that England is many times more likely to experience more record-breaking hot years like 2014 than it was a century ago.
Carbon dioxide levels are rising at their fastest rate since the dinosaurs’ time. iurii/Shutterstock.com

What will a hotter Australia be like? The past gives us some clues

The latest climate projections released last week by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO predict that Australia could potentially warm by between 2.8C and 5.1C by 2090. Meanwhile, the 2014 State of the…

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