David King’s 10,000 Heatwave Deaths Never Happened

By Paul Homewood


Quite why anybody gives air time to David King is a mystery. He has been an utterly discredited little man for many years now:



Former Government Chief Scientist Sir David King has told LBC that up to 10,000 excess deaths have to be anticipated during Monday and Tuesday’s heatwave when a new UK record temperature could be set.

The Met Office has warned that people’s lives could be at risk as they gave an 80% chance of the mercury topping the UK’s record temperature of 38.7C (101.7F) on Tuesday, which was set in Cambridge in 2019.

Cabinet Office Minister Kit Malthouse is to chair a second meeting of the Government’s Cobra civil contingencies committee to discuss the impending heatwave.

Temperatures will climb over the weekend, and the Met Office has issued an amber warning for heat covering much of England and Wales from Sunday until Tuesday.

Speaking to Matt Frei, Sir David said: "We’re a country with relatively high humidity… High humidity, high temperatures, quite simply that’s higher than the body temperature should be.

"If you are even in the shade outdoors at 40 degrees centigrade and 80% humidity, you won’t live for very long."

"We just can’t get rid of the excess heat," he added.


His claims of 10,000 deaths has been completely repudiated by the actual data from ONS:




Age-standardised mortality rates in July 2022 were statistically no different to July 2021, or for that matter any other July in the last decade.

And if we look at each month this year, we find that the ASMR is at its lowest in July, as you would expect in summer.


For the record, excluding COVID, there were 42,970 deaths in England & Wales in July 2022, compared with 42,201 in July 2021. I think if there had really been 10,000 excess deaths they would have stuck out like a sore thumb!



September 5, 2022 at 12:11PM

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