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(13 ABC Toledo)   CDC says that weather kills 2,000 people in the U.S. every year. FBI's Ten Most Wanted List now includes Al Roker   (13abc.com ) divider line
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2014-08-02 09:33:58 AM  
"In this report, we examined weather-related deaths over a five-year period. The time period studied is not long enough for us to draw conclusions about trends in weather-related deaths,"

But neither Parker or Saha would speculate on why these disparities exist.

He agreed with Parker that deaths related to extremes of temperature are likely underreported.


This sounds like the world's most useless study.  "We studied stuff, but not long enough, and we're not even going to guess about a conclusion."
 
2014-08-02 09:53:23 AM  

syrynxx: "In this report, we examined weather-related deaths over a five-year period. The time period studied is not long enough for us to draw conclusions about trends in weather-related deaths,"

But neither Parker or Saha would speculate on why these disparities exist.

He agreed with Parker that deaths related to extremes of temperature are likely underreported.

This sounds like the world's most useless study.  "We studied stuff, but not long enough, and we're not even going to guess about a conclusion."


The grant money bought a lot of hookers and blow, though
 
2014-08-02 10:15:17 AM  
Aw. Subby. You missed a perfectly good chance to reference Jim Cantore: Storm Magnet.
 
2014-08-02 12:40:14 PM  
Am I the only person who gets grossed out by the mere mention of Al Roker?

Ever since I heard him tell the world how he sharted himself at the White House I get sick every time I see him.  WTF, dude?  It's an embarrassing incident.  You shouldn't tell others about it.  It is NOT a CSB.
 
2014-08-02 12:41:23 PM  
If you were a roofer and you were two feet off, you'd still be serving time.
 
2014-08-02 12:57:35 PM  

gfid: Am I the only person who gets grossed out by the mere mention of Al Roker?

Ever since I heard him tell the world how he sharted himself at the White House I get sick every time I see him.  WTF, dude?  It's an embarrassing incident.  You shouldn't tell others about it.  It is NOT a CSB.


Wait wat
 
2014-08-02 01:31:25 PM  
Not mentioned is that a substantial percentage of the deaths occur in sharknados.
 
2014-08-02 01:58:18 PM  
Who's the weatherman who announces all the birthdays of ancient people?

Pretty sure there's some sort of statistical tie to that MURDERER!!!!
 
2014-08-02 03:03:30 PM  
<begin slightly off topic> Why the hell does the Weather Channel have to do that Extreme Weather That Kills People And It's Exciting shiat? I don't want to watch a heroic drama about the brave meteorologists who save people from lightning, and the occasional bloodloss from a fencepost impaled into them from gale force winds. Shut the hell up and show me the weather, Weather Channel. I need to know if I can leave my hotel room right now or if I need to bother digging my umbrella out of my bag that's up on a rack in the closet. <end slightly off topic>
 
2014-08-02 03:06:59 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: I need to know if I can leave my hotel room right now or if I need to bother digging my umbrella out of my bag that's up on a rack in the closet.


Then either get a weather app on your phone or LOOK THE HELL OUTSIDE, GENIUS!
 
2014-08-02 03:13:36 PM  

syrynxx: "In this report, we examined weather-related deaths over a five-year period. The time period studied is not long enough for us to draw conclusions about trends in weather-related deaths,"

But neither Parker or Saha would speculate on why these disparities exist.

He agreed with Parker that deaths related to extremes of temperature are likely underreported.

This sounds like the world's most useless study.  "We studied stuff, but not long enough, and we're not even going to guess about a conclusion."



Well, they weren't able to draw conclusions about trends over time, but that does not mean they weren't able to draw conclusions about differential risk between categories:

The researchers found that death rates varied by age -- people over 75 were especially vulnerable -- race and gender. Moreover, the risk of dying from heat or cold was highest among the poorest Americans.


That men have a higher risk is new to me.


I wouldn't discount this study as useless - knowing who the more vulnerable people are can be very useful when planning for disasters and extreme events.
 
2014-08-02 03:43:12 PM  
Sources say they're not sure how they're going to lock up all those windmills, but with marijuana prohibition coming to an end...
 
2014-08-02 04:00:38 PM  
Hell, doctors kill 20 times as many with bad prescriptions a year.
 
2014-08-02 04:01:55 PM  

Damnhippyfreak: syrynxx: "In this report, we examined weather-related deaths over a five-year period. The time period studied is not long enough for us to draw conclusions about trends in weather-related deaths,"

But neither Parker or Saha would speculate on why these disparities exist.

He agreed with Parker that deaths related to extremes of temperature are likely underreported.

This sounds like the world's most useless study.  "We studied stuff, but not long enough, and we're not even going to guess about a conclusion."


Well, they weren't able to draw conclusions about trends over time, but that does not mean they weren't able to draw conclusions about differential risk between categories:

The researchers found that death rates varied by age -- people over 75 were especially vulnerable -- race and gender. Moreover, the risk of dying from heat or cold was highest among the poorest Americans.

That men have a higher risk is new to me.


I wouldn't discount this study as useless - knowing who the more vulnerable people are can be very useful when planning for disasters and extreme events.


Especially when you are firing up your weather dominator over Arizona and Florida.
 
2014-08-02 04:17:18 PM  
I wonder if the list also includes Tom Skilling (the big cheese weatherman in Chicago), Tex Antoine
(the New York weatherman fired for his comments about rape), Albert the Alleycat (yes, in Milwaukee
one station had a cat puppet do weather forecasts), Sonny Eliot (Detroit's favorite weatherman - also,
a first-class nutjob), or Al Sleet (George Carlin's hippy-dippy weatherman - "Tonight's forecast: Dark.
Continued mostly dark, turning to widely-scattered sunlight in the morning").
 
2014-08-02 05:42:30 PM  

syrynxx: "In this report, we examined weather-related deaths over a five-year period. The time period studied is not long enough for us to draw conclusions about trends in weather-related deaths,"

But neither Parker or Saha would speculate on why these disparities exist.

He agreed with Parker that deaths related to extremes of temperature are likely underreported.

This sounds like the world's most useless study.  "We studied stuff, but not long enough, and we're not even going to guess about a conclusion."


I don't know if it's actually that high, but I'd imagine it's probably close. I mean, tornados, hurricanes, floods, heat-related deaths, cold-related deaths, and forest fires (if started by lightning only obviously)?

/where do I get in on that sweet sweet grant money teat action?
 
2014-08-02 07:13:00 PM  
2000 people? That's like, what, 40,000 Brits dying if it were reported by the British press?
 
2014-08-02 10:39:28 PM  

Naesen: gfid: Am I the only person who gets grossed out by the mere mention of Al Roker?

Ever since I heard him tell the world how he sharted himself at the White House I get sick every time I see him.  WTF, dude?  It's an embarrassing incident.  You shouldn't tell others about it.  It is NOT a CSB.

Wait wat


It's a truly disgusting thing - sort of like when I saw goatse.  Al Roker went into graphic detail about how he was at the White House and he thought he just needed to fart but more than just gas came out.   He claimed to have had to leave his underwear in the restroom.

If it were me, at that point I'd politely excuse myself from the party and get the fark home so I could properly cleanse my ass, but not Al Roker.  He left his underwear in the White House bathroom and came out like nothing had happened and them he told everyone about it on the Today Show or whatever morning show he is on.

TMI, dude - now whenever I see him I can't help but imagine he just shiat his pants and is trying to tell me about the weather while shiat runs down his legs.  I think it was the most offensive thing I've ever seen on television.

I'm not even as old as Al Roker, but I'm old enough to know that if there's any doubt, you should probably sit down on a toilet somewhere.  It is much better to let some gas free in a toilet stall than to think it's only going to be gas while sipping cocktails with the president and realizing it was't just gas.

Not that I've ever sipped cocktails with any presidents or anything.
 
2014-08-02 10:46:06 PM  
Yes but how many of those people died from stupid behavior during a weather event.

Driving into flood water, Standing under trees in a lightning storm,Chasing tornadoes, etc.

Half of the deaths during last years "Widest Tornado Ever" occurred when a family left their home to take refuge in a storm drain during a flash flood. The tornado wasn't even near them. And some of the other deaths were storm chasers.
 
2014-08-02 11:23:55 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Fark like a Barsoomian: I need to know if I can leave my hotel room right now or if I need to bother digging my umbrella out of my bag that's up on a rack in the closet.

Then either get a weather app on your phone or LOOK THE HELL OUTSIDE, GENIUS!


Yes, because present weather conditions never change, and a person's ability to see incoming clouds is never impeded by tall buildings.
 
2014-08-03 01:15:24 AM  
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2014-08-03 10:42:05 PM  
That fat fark.
-Lewis Black
 
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