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Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:35 AM

Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.

Really~ not that I don't believe this...
I know that Seatle has a higher suicide rate due to the fact: It's always raining... Not like the Middle East hasn't been fighting since the first footprints of man either. Seems to me scientists have us all "figured" out...
I know that certain weather patterns have for "me" certain effects but to what extent?

All the hotter tempretures must be driving the all the bombings around the world... Or causing some yahoo~ to walk into a School, Mall, or anywhere in general and just shooting up the place. As much as I want to believe I feel this is more shenanigan's than factual. Alas, i'm no scientist so what do I know, ATS can you help me out here?

How do you feel about this? Do you feel it's true? Maybe to a extent? Or science "fact"? I'd love to hear what some other feel about this so I can sift through some of the morning blue's i'm having due to a rainy day on the Southside of Chicago~ (It's FRIDAY~ So even if it's raining, it's a great day

US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war.

The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.

Additional Source From Science

A rapidly growing body of research examines whether human conflict can be affected by climatic changes. Drawing from archaeology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science, and psychology, we assemble and analyze the 60 most rigorous quantitative studies and document, for the first time, a remarkable convergence of results. 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 magnitude of climate's influence is substantial: for each 1 standard deviation (1σ) change in climate toward warmer temperatures or more extreme rainfall, median estimates indicate that the frequency of interpersonal violence rises 4% and the frequency of intergroup conflict rises 14%. Because locations throughout the inhabited world are expected to warm 2 to 4σ by 2050, amplified rates of human conflict could represent a large and critical impact of anthropogenic climate change.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 09:39 AM

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by sulaw

One of the things I noticed during my time in the service was when people became hotter than they are used to, tempers rose. Regardless of whether it was heat or humidity. I know mine did, though I can deal with heat better than I can humidity.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 09:50 AM
Or...could it be that nobody has a job?

I'm thinking that has a LOT more to do with it....just spit-balling here.....

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 09:54 AM
reply to post by alfa1

Thanks alfa~ It was a my search is screwed on my work comp, says i'm looking at occult porn when I use the ATS search function

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:00 AM
reply to post by sulaw

Sounds like some serious fear mongering to me. It’s always hot in Texas. How come the crime rate down here isn’t as bad as many other states?

Propaganda to push the globalists climate change agenda…..nothing more.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:02 AM
So is there a correlation between temperature and violence?

Australia must be a crime-infested cesspool of seething hatred. (Kidding, the crime-infested cesspool of seething hatred is actually when I visit my in-laws)

And Alaska and Canada must be a utopia of peace, harmony, love, and very round bacon.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:02 AM
Great now we will have to pay a carbon tax to keep terrorists and gangs away,

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Many people in this thread are thinking far too simplistically. It's not merely that a place is hot, or warm, you must think more dynamically to understand how this can make sense.

It's more about the rate of extremity over time. In the middle east, they've dealt with extreme weather for a very long time. So it's affected their culture. Texas isn't nearly extreme, and has a ton of other factors working in their favor.

Other places which are used to more moderate climate are having unusual patches of extreme weather. In this case, it's a matter of acute adaptations, and lack of proper adaptations.

Nature is dynamic, as is our ability to adapt. It makes perfect sense that part of our adaptive mechanism is to become more hostile and less sociable when "the going gets rough".

Yes, the lack of jobs certainly have something to do with it, but the climate change will actually feed into job loss as the process accelerates. There are so many factors interacting with each other at the same time, that's it's difficult to see where causation is to be had, and easy to deny connections that don't match with our personal values and belief systems. Such a tragedy.
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:39 AM
reply to post by QuantriQueptidez

Thank you Quantri for bringing that perspective to this!

I heard in Germany it rained for a month straight, I could only imagine the implications and adverse reaction this would cause the human psychi~

I'm really on the fence about the whole matter, in one hand I understand but the theorist in me wants to scream PROPAGANDA.

I absolutely respect your perspective and for me has brought some light to this study and theory they now have regarding this matter.

Thank you~

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 11:37 AM
Posted earlier here:

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