‘Climate change’ blamed for 8000 gun deaths in New Study in Journal of the American Medical Association – Claims ‘association between temperature & shootings’
MSN.com: Becca Inglis: Gun violence is already a pressing public health concern in the U.S., and a new study has found a troubling link between it and the overheating of our planet. As temperatures across the country soar and unseasonably warm days continue, the number of gun deaths across the country has gone up. Nearly 8,000 gun shootings can be attributed to extreme temperatures, according to research published by JAMA Network. ... Warmer temperatures increase the body’s stress hormones in the nervous system, which may heighten violent impulses. With daily temperatures expected to continue rising in the coming years, the number of injuries and fatalities from shootings could worsen, too. ... The study suggests that measures to slow down the overheating of our planet could reduce shootings, too.
Study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association - Analysis of Daily Ambient Temperature and Firearm Violence in 100 US Cities - December 16, 2022 - Excerpt: "There were 116 511 shootings recorded across the 100 cities over the 6-year study period from 2015 to 2020, with a range of 16 to 202 shootings across all cities on any given day. The number of shootings tended to be higher in the summer, and 2020 experienced a spike in shootings compared with previous years ...The estimated association between temperature and shootings increased almost monotonically across the temperature range, with a local peak at the 84th percentile of the temperature range with a relative risk of 1.17 (95% CI, 1.12-1.21) compared with the median. ... Because climate change may shift weather patterns, changes may lead to increase both an increase in overall temperature and frequency of extreme temperatures. ... These efforts must not ignore the structural context in which communities of color, particularly Black and Indigenous communities, experience disproportionate exposure to urban heat and other effects of climate change. ... An increase in warmer temperatures and more frequent extreme heat events due to climate change may create environments with higher risk of firearm violence in the future."
Climate Depot’s Morano – "The global warming activists have shifted the playing field, so shootings and murder statistics are now used as some sort of ‘proof’ of man-made global warming. Instead of looking at political factors like the lax enforcement of crime due to the Defund the Police movement, they would rather make outlandish claims linking shootings to climate change! The JAMA study also claims that we must address 'climate change' to lower gun deaths. The study implies if you don't support the Green New Deal, then you are supporting the shooting of 8000 people." #
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by Becca Inglis
Gun violence is already a pressing public health concern in the U.S., and a new study has found a troubling link between it and the overheating of our planet.
As temperatures across the country soar and unseasonably warm days continue, the number of gun deaths across the country has gone up.
Nearly 8,000 gun shootings can be attributed to extreme temperatures, according to research published by JAMA Network.
The study analyzed 100 major U.S. cities with the highest proportion of gun violence between 2015 and 2020. It found that out of 116 ,511 shootings, roughly 6.85% (or 7,973) were attributable to above-average temperatures.
Gun violence, as well as other types of violence, such as road rage, is known to worsen in the summer. Warmer temperatures increase the body’s stress hormones in the nervous system, which may heighten violent impulses.
People also spend more time outdoors when the weather is warm, which makes encounters with others — and the potential for lethal clashes — more likely.
Gun violence is on the rise in the U.S., with more shootings recorded in 2020 than any other year. With daily temperatures expected to continue rising in the coming years, the number of injuries and fatalities from shootings could worsen, too.
It only takes a small rise in temperature to push instances of gun violence up. In fact, the study found that more shootings were attributable to moderately hot days than to extremely hot ones.
This escalation in violence isn’t linked to any specific temperature range. Instead, an increase in the city’s average temperature was all it took to drive up shootings.
By 2100, average temperatures in the U.S. are expected to climb anywhere between 3 and 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Instances of extreme heat waves will also increase unless we can cool down our planet.
The study warns that if temperatures do continue to go up, then gun violence in the U.S. could get much worse.
Just as soaring temperatures and gun violence are linked, the study suggests that measures to slow down the overheating of our planet could reduce shootings, too.
Increasing green spaces in cities have been shown to bring gun violence down, multiple studies have shown.
This is partly because greenery reduces the urban heat island effect, where cities have a hotter average temperature than suburbs because they tend to have more heat-absorbing asphalt and fewer trees and grass. This urban heat island effect tends to impact Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous-dominated communities the most.
The study’s authors have called for more analysis to be done on the link between structural racial inequalities and ambient heat, and how that impacts gun deaths.