The so-called “climate crisis” is to blame for the rise in inner-city gun crime in American cities, according to scientific research published in the science journal Jama Network Op
“Our work suggests that climate change, which may elevate daily temperatures above normal ranges, may contribute to increased firearm violence,” the researchers said.
The study assessed shooting in 100 US cities from 2015 to 2020. The scientists said that when the temperature gets hotter there are more shootings and concluded that this means climate change is to blame for urban gun violence.
“We saw a really consistent overall relationship between temperature and a higher risk of shootings,” said Dr Vivian Lyons, at the University of Washington, Seattle, who led the research. “When we are aware that firearm violence is more likely to happen on hotter days, regardless of the season, it can help inform violence prevention efforts.
“There is a concern I have, after the study, that firearm-related violence will rise as climate change continues.”
Dr Laurence Wainwright, at Oxford University, and not part of the research team, said: “These findings significantly strengthen the hypothesis that temperature rises brought about due to human-induced climate change will have a connection with increased firearm violence in the US, and other countries, in the years ahead.”
The research paper coincides with the World Economic Forum’s push for climate reparations.
Climate reparations would involve wealthy nations and regions that have historically emitted the most carbon dioxide compensating for ‘loss and damage’ to developing countries and poor inner-city residents that have not contributed significantly to the so-called climate crisis and are the least prepared for its impacts.
If you haven’t heard of this loony concept yet, the theory is that America and the Western world owe the rest of the world billions of dollars for burning fossil fuels over the last 100 or so years.
According to Klaus Schwab, climate reparations are now “top of the agenda.”