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popkornking t1_j6sqio5 wrote

When talking about heat deaths wouldn't it be more relevant to talk about how much tree coverage changes the peak temperatures? The average temperature is irrelevant because people aren't dying from being at 21.4 C rather than 21 C on average.


buythedipster t1_j6t04vj wrote

I agree. While the average is important, the minute difference downplays how people actually die. In fact, a climate with wild variation in temperature could have the same average as another with very stable temperature, however one would be much more dangerous