It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:53 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Global Warming Making People More Aggressive?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:41 am 
Offline
2012 Elder & Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:07 am
Posts: 5242
Location: Paeroa, New Zealand
Interesting theory

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100324-global-warming-violence-aggression/

Global warming could make the world a more violent place, because higher temperatures increase human aggression and create volatile situations, a new study says.

The report combined government data about average yearly temperatures with statistics on the number of violent crimes committed between 1950 and 2008.

Based on those records, the authors estimate that if the average temperature in the U.S. increases by 8 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 degrees Celsius), the country's murder and assault rate will jump by about a hundred thousand cases a year.

A 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected that global surface temperatures could rise by 2 to 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 to 6.4 degrees Celsius) by 2100 if no mitigating steps are taken.

Higher temperatures can increase human aggression in myriad ways, said study co-author Matthew DeLisi, a sociologist at Iowa State University. (See "Global Warming Likely Causing More Heat Waves, Scientists Say.")

Brad Bushman, a psychologist at the University of Michigan who specializes in human aggression, agreed.

"Hot temperatures make people cranky and irritable," said Bushman, who did not participate in the new research. "Cranky, irritable people are prone to aggression."........

_________________
"Catfood or Wormfood - The untold story of Schrödinger's cat" - coming to a bookstore near you, as soon as I write it ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Global Warming Making People More Aggressive?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:40 pm 
Offline
Superstar Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 9:45 pm
Posts: 17344
What will happen when the tide shifts towards Global Cooling?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Global Warming Making People More Aggressive?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:06 pm 
Offline
2012 Elder
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:35 pm
Posts: 3329
Location: Windswept Yorkshire hillside
Well I've taken to keeping a sled in the car to get coal down my track when it ices up in the winter.
But so far no sign of warming!

_________________
You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Global Warming Making People More Aggressive?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:03 pm 
Offline
Superstar Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:33 pm
Posts: 714
Location: London Ontario
When it's hot and I'm chillin' at the beach, I am certainly not aggressive!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Global Warming Making People More Aggressive?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:03 pm 
Offline
Superstar Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:10 pm
Posts: 956
sparks42 wrote:
When it's hot and I'm chillin' at the beach, I am certainly not aggressive!



What if someone runs thru and kicks sand on you? :lol:
I'll be careful if I'm nearby! :wink:

_________________
Calm down everybody. It's only the end of the world...
I don’t know why it all has to happen as it is happening, but it doesn’t really surprise me, and that is what I find the most disturbing….


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Global Warming Making People More Aggressive?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:28 pm 
Offline
Valued 2012er
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:19 am
Posts: 447
Location: Colorado USA
Quote:
"Hot temperatures make people cranky and irritable," said Bushman, who did not participate in the new research. "Cranky, irritable people are prone to aggression."........


I'm definitely that way, as is my GF.

Also explains why there tends to be more violence in warmer states (LA, SoCal, MS, FL, AZ) than in the colder ones (MI, MN, WI, ND, ME).

_________________
My girlfriend made me change it


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered withphp BB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 php BB Group