Monday, June 9, 2014

#161 / Global Warming Violence

According to Craig A. Anderson, of Iowa State University, "each additional degree of warming increases the rate of violent crime (homicides and assaults) by 4.19 cases per 100,000 people." This statistic is quoted in an article titled "Hot Enough For You?" published in a recent edition of the Smithsonian.

Looks like the environmental and law enforcement communities have a new basis for cooperation. 

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  1. Uh-oh! Now we're really in deep sh... uh, trouble.

    This of course is pure nonsense. There is no way to connect climate variation with violent crime, other than facile, meaningless correlation.

  2. GW ended before 2001. Measured average global temperature trend since 2001 has been flat (average of the 5 reporting agencies) and is 0.3 K less than 'consensus' predictions. That 0.3 K is 40% of the total rise in the 20th century. Since 2001, the CO2 level has increased by 30% of the total increase 1800-2001.

    Two natural drivers have been identified that explain measured average global temperatures since before 1900 with 95% correlation. CO2 change is not one of them.

    Search using key words AGW unveiled to discover the drivers and a graph of what they predict.


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