Heat Kills June 26, 2012 : 5:02 PM

Extreme heat kills more people in the US than hurricanes, tornados, floods, and earthquakes combined:

“Hurricanes, tornados, floods, and earthquakes may be the most harrowing displays of Mother Nature’s power. But heat waves — with temperatures like today's possible record-breaker — are responsible for more deaths a year in the United States than all of the above combined.”

“About 700 people die each year from heat-related deaths — a toll that is projected to rise as global climate change brings heat waves that are hotter, longer, and more frequent.”

Source: Philly.com