New York Magazine Editor Predicts a Spike in 'Murder Rates and Rape, Domestic Assault' Thanks to Climate Change

Brittany M. Hughes | February 20, 2019
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Get ready for Climate Armageddon! ....No, not that one. A different one.

New York magazine Deputy Editor David Wallace-Wells claimed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that climate change will spur a rise in “murder rates and rape, domestic assault,” all thanks to an “increase in conflicts.”

“There’s uncertainty in all the predictions. so they may be a little off. But we know we’re entering into an unprecedented climate and that all of the ways that that will transform how we live on this Earth, it’s an innumerable list, public health, economic growth, conflict,” he said.

“For every half a degree of warming we’re expected to see a ten to twenty percent increase in conflicts," he went on. "So if we get to where we’re going by the end of the century, we could have twice as much war as we have today. And that conflict happens even at the individual levels, so we’ll see rises in murder rates and rape, domestic assault. It spikes the rates at which people are admitted to mental hospitals.”

It’s not the first wacky claim to be made by the left over the impending apocalypse brought about by global warming (though we’ve already avoided several predicted doomsdays, God only knows how). On Tuesday, California senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris prophesied that one day soon, “wars…will be fought over water,” while freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez publicly predicted the world "is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”

Given all these scenarios, it would be helpful for liberals to make up their minds as to how we’re all going to die – by imminent global destruction, or by mental patients raping and assaulting us to death.

I need to know which tin foil hat to put on.

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