AUGUST 22, 2013
Just when you thought you’ve heard it all regarding the ills of global warming, a new taxpayer-funded study reveals that it will make the world more violent. That’s because when temperatures rise, so does aggression.
In fact, shifts in climate change have long been associated with violent conflicts, according to this new study (Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict) conducted by a public university in northern California. At the rate we’re going, with the current “warming” patterns, violence and human conflict will increase significantly, the academics found.
“We find strong causal evidence linking climatic events to human conflict across a range of spatial and temporal scales and across all major regions of the world,” the report says. Here is the short version of how this conclusion was reached; the researchers drew from “archeology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, and psychology.” Then they analyzed dozens of the most rigorous quantitative studies and came up with what they assert is a “remarkable convergence of results.”
In a nutshell, the researchers found that studies conducted in natural human situations as well as laboratory settings have showed a connection between heat and violence. Higher temperatures have been linked to innocuous hostile behaviors, such as horn-honking while driving, and more serious behaviors such as domestic violence within households, assault and rape. Furthermore, cops are also more likely to use force at higher temperatures.
“Human behavior is complex, and despite the existence of institutions designed to promote peace, interactions between individuals and groups sometimes lead to conflict,” the report says. “When such conflict becomes violent, it can have dramatic consequences on human wellbeing.” This may be true but to blame it on global warming seems a bit far-fetched, to say the least.
It’s as if the government is leaving no stone unturned to warn Americans about the damages of climate change. In the last few years Uncle Sam has funded a variety of studies cautioning that global warming will make food and water dangerous, cause mental illness, cancer and even threaten national security.
In fact, a consortium of Obama administration scientists from several government agencies—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State Department and National Institute of Environmental Health Science—have confirmed that global warming is one of the “most visible environmental concerns of the 21st century.” It’s a government-wide global warming frenzy!
Last fall yet another publicly-funded study disclosed that the Washington D.C. area and surrounding government infrastructure will be virtually destroyed by global warming over the next century. Before that the U.S. government’s National Science Foundation (NSF) published a report stating that global warming is much worse than previously imagined because the ocean actually masks the true rate of damage for periods of up to a decade. There appears to be no end this madness.
The Obama administration has used the hysteria to justify investing tens of millions of dollars to counter climate change. Not surprisingly, the administration has determined that people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and those living in urban areas (this usually means ethnic minorities) are more “susceptible” and “vulnerable” to diseases exacerbated by climate change. That can only mean one thing; taxpayer dollars will inevitably be allocated to further study this phenomenon.
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