February 20, 2014

Global Warming Causes Homicides

L.A. Times reports on alarming study.

In January 2013, following a violent year in Chicago with over 500 homicides, Center for American Progress board member Christie Hefner ridiculously claimed that global warming was a leading culprit. “There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer, and we are having this climate-change effect that is driving that,” she told MSNBC. Her faux concerns are being mimicked in the L.A. Times, which is promoting an alarming new study by research firm Abt Associates. They find that, “Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to 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.” Gee, that sounds about as likely as all those fantastical predictions from climate models. Then again, Leftists attribute everything to global warming.

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