The Church of Climate Change has its bombastic members who make apocalyptic predictions like the sandwich board crazies bearing messages such as “the end is near” on street corners.
But aside from predictions that the world will end the day after tomorrow — or in 12 years by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s reasoning — some are making additional predictions that include more crime-related tragedies.
Take columnist and deputy editor for New York magazine David Wallace-Wells, who recently appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to tell us that global warming is going to increase violence among the populace, and that for every half a degree warmer it gets, we’ll see a 10 to 20 percent increase in rape and men beating their wives.
“For every half a degree of warming, we’re expected to see a ten to twenty percent increase in conflicts. So if we get to where we’re going by the end of the century, we could have twice as much war as we have today,” he continued. “And that conflict happens even at the individual levels, so we’ll see rises in murder rates and rape, domestic assault. It spikes the rates at which people are admitted to mental hospitals.”
Who can count the number of times you’ve been walking down the street, thought it was a little hot, and uncontrollably began sexually assaulting women in the vicinity? How many leaders, upon finding out that they’d have to wear lighter clothing decided to invade their neighboring country?
This is, of course, ludicrous. The myth that warmer temperatures correlates with increases in crime is a myth that was debunked as recently as 2017.
According to WeatherOps.com, crime drops as the weather gets cold, but it also drops as it gets too hot. The lesson to be learned here is that like picnic enthusiasts and beachgoers, criminals are more likely to engage in their favored activity when the weather outside is comfortable. This has nothing to do with climate change, but the changing of the seasons.
By the facts, humanity would be safer from crime if we dropped the planets temp to freezing, or made it too hot to go outside. Climate alarmists can pick one if they so choose.
Trying to scare us into handing over any voting power to the left to save us from spontaneous rape is a doozy, and would be comedic if it wasn’t taken so seriously by a chunk of the population.