And now that the city of Chicago has reached the grim milestone of 500 murders in the year of 2012, you guessed it. Global warming may be cause of that too!
“Tragically, domestic violence claimed the life of Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, as he was shot to death outside an Austin neighborhood store.
Could global warming be to blame?
For 2012, Chicago homicides are up 17 percent over 2011. The prevailing theory is that unseasonably warm weather in the early part of the year led to a spike in the murder rate. In fact, during the first three months of the year, the Chicago murder rate was 60 percent higher than it was for the same period in 2011.
The 500 milestone is a dreaded number and does nothing to build the reputation of a city struggling to revitalize after years of recession.”
Is there anything that global warming is not the cause of?
In typical main stream style the article highlights the fact that Chicago is still trying to recover from the economic downturn. Which means they still have increased poverty rates, which in turn leads to higher crime rates. And that he was shot.
Chicago has some of the tightest gun control measures in North America. But of course these two factors are not to blame. Global warming is!