David King’s 10,000 Heatwave Deaths Never Happened

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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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…

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