From Bar Fights To Wars, Climate Change Will Make Us More Violent

By Adele Peters

The hotter it gets, the more likely we are to kill each other. Murder rates go up in heat waves; in some countries, civil war is also more likely. In training exercises in hot weather, police are more likely to pull out a gun and fire. As the climate changes and extreme heat becomes more common, it makes sense that violent crime will become more common at all scales of destruction—from bar fights to rape to mass riots.


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