Many more people die from cold than from heat... a lot more.
Two large studies conclude that many more people die from cold-related issues than from heat. One study of cold-related deaths (Vardoulakis 2014) in Australia and in the U.K. found that 15 times as many succumb to cold than heat. The largest study of temperature-related deaths (Gasparrini 2015) found that people are 20 times more likely to die from cold than from heat.
Global warming saves lives.
Source(s): Gasparrini A, (2015) Mortality risk attributable to high and low am-bient temperature: a multicountry observational study, The Lancet, Vol 386 July 25, 2015, Vardoulakis S, (2014) Com-parative Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Heat- and Cold-Related Mortality in the United Kingdom and Australia, Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 122, number 12