Ranson acknowledges that those results represent a relatively small jump in the overall level of crime—a 2.2 percent increase in murder and a 3.1 percent increase in rape, for instance. Still, says John Roman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, those numbers add up to “a lot of victims” over the course of the century.
The more you draw away from anthropogenic global warming hysteria, the more frantic the appeals to the faithful appear. The five stages of grief are relevant here. If you google the “five stages of grief/global warming” you get scores of articles telling us that skeptics are all in the first stage of denial. Quite the contrary: we await the full and complete apologies of the catastrophists when they awaken from their shrill and increasingly desperate avoidance of the facts. The earth is not even warming, apparently. Regardless, we humans are not causing anything significant in the way of global warming.The earth and us in it are subject to forces on a cosmic scale which nullify our effects on the planet. Anthropogenic global warming is the last stand of man’s bloated sense of self importance. It is the successor to Ptolemaic cosmology.
If the same energy and money were applied to maintaining fish stocks, cleaning up ocean pollution, or converting Chinese industry to natural gas from bituminous coal, as is now applied to vapid hysteria about man-caused global warming, the world would be a better place.
Alas, I waste my breath. Communism fell, so will AGW.