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To understand why, you have to dive into the boring logistics of how the Labor Department calculates its data.

This year's crazy weather is freezing the economy.

Being cold is deadlier, more inconvenient, and more expensive than being hot.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 7, 2014
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The number of annual deaths attributable to cold temperature is 27,940 or 1.3% of total deaths in the US.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 7, 2014
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Since this keeps coming up, let's go back to basics.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 6, 2014
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A record-breaking "super typhoon" is wreaking havoc in the Philippines. So what is a typhoon? What makes it super? Are they really that unusual?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 8, 2013
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Weather deaths have grown in all categories since the 80s, with 1995 and 2005 particularly disastrous.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 30, 2012
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The problem isn't the weather forecast. It's the economics of telling you about the weather forecast.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 27, 2012
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