The Telegraph reported in 2009 that:
Global warming will save millions of lives
Dire predictions about climate change and health omit the cost of cold, says Bjorn Lomborg.
By Bjorn Lomborg.6:56PM GMT 12 Mar 2009
Global warming will increase the burden on the British health system because more people will suffer from heat-caused illness. This was the message delivered to a conference in Copenhagen this week by Alistair Hunt, a researcher at Bath University. "I am trying to bring home the impact of climate change to everyone," he said.
There is one significant impact that the researcher did not "bring home" in interviews about his work: warmer temperatures will save lives.
For the UK, the Keatinge studies show heat-related deaths caused by global warming will increase by 2,000. But cold-related deaths will decrease by 20,000. The only global study suggests that this is true internationally: by 2050, there will be almost 400,000 more heat-related deaths a year, and almost 1.8 million fewer cold-related deaths. Warmer temperatures will save 1.4 million lives each year. The number of saved lives will outweigh the increase in heat-related deaths until at least 2200.
Are these claims consistent with other research on the net balance of lives saved/lost due to global warming?
Note: there is a related (and vague) question here, in which the OP (not the source cited there) just posits that we need to consider lives saved. I'm asking here about the plausibility of a specific claim on lives saved by global warming, as highlighted in the quote above.