Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People Steal Your Car

Don't Panic!By Charles CW Cooke

This, from Mother Jones, is what people who are losing the argument look like:

Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Global warming isn’t just going to melt the Arctic and flood our cities—it’s also going to make Americans more likely to kill each other.

That’s the conclusion of a controversial new study that uses historic crime and temperature data to show that hotter weather leads to more murders, more rapes, more robberies, more assaults, and more property crimes.

“Looking at the past, we see a strong relationship between temperature and crime,” says study author Matthew Ranson, an economist with policy consulting firm Abt Associates. “We think that is likely to continue in the future.”

Just how much more crime can we expect? Using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s warming projections, Ranson calculated that from 2010 to 2099, climate change will “cause” an additional “22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft” in the US.

Americans, who are apparently tired of everything being blamed on climate change, are beginning to tune out. A quick look at Gallup and you’ll see that the environment doesn’t register as an issue that voters especially care about, and, too, that the number of people who say they are convinced by the endless claims of Science! has diminished dramatically in the last few years. And so, instead of toning down the eschatological predictions, we’re starting to see even more ridiculousness. Have we really reached, ”Hey, pay us some attention or your car will be stolen!”?

Read what’s left of this article at National Review Online.

10 Responses to Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People Steal Your Car

  1. Dan McGrath March 1, 2014 at 1:56 am #

    Well, normally, I’d agree that colder weather deters open crime, because criminals are mostly useless, lazy bastiches that won’t suffer any discomfort, but I just had a neighbor gunned down in broad daylight. On the other hand, it was a drive-by shooting.

    It’s February. It’s cold. I REALLY doubt the climate (or even weather, for that matter) had anything AT ALL to do with this cowardly murder.

    • Rob N. Hood March 4, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      Yes, it’s been documented as such via stats, etc. for a long time now. The extreme chaos involved with major climate change via water shortages, starvation, etc. can easily be imagined. That is if you believe in large geographic climate change of course, which we know you don’t.

  2. pete March 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Hey, you forgot cannibalism

  3. neilio March 2, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    This is nothing more than a scare tactic designed to frighten you into agreeing with the things they want to do. The real goal is the green agenda, anti-capitalism, and radical environmentalism. They know that people would not agree to make the things they want to happen, so they have to scare people into thinking they will be less secure otherwise. Everyone knows that there is more crime when it is warmer, and if there is an increase in global average temperature there will be more crimes committed. That is a given. What is not a given, which has never been a given is that temps are going to continue to rise, which they have not in 17 years and counting.
    The basis on this report is founded upon a false premise.

  4. trevor collins March 3, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    greetings from New Zealand….He would be the biggest crackpot of all time!!

  5. J March 3, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Global warming is the biggest hoax EVER.

    • neilio March 4, 2014 at 6:15 am #

      I agree with you. I think that too. But I would like much more for you to say why you think that. Have you always believed that? Or has something changed your mind about it?

  6. Paul March 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Projected temperature increases back in the global warming scam days was equivalent to moving 300 miles south. I can’t get tomatoes to grow here, would that be a bad thing? Re: the rapine, murder, steal-your-car stuff, 300 miles south of here (Florence, OR) is the middle of California. You do the probability calcs.

  7. Petra Ral May 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    Is this website even real? I didn’t know that people like this actually existed.

    • Neilio May 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      Huh? I bet there is a lot that you don’t know! Keep reading, maybe we can open your eyes a bit?

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