MSNBC Guest: Blames Chicago Gun Violence On ClimateChange

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by JamesL, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. JamesL

    JamesL

    Former CEO of Playboy magazine Christie Hefner appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss gun control.

    When discussing gun violence in Chicago, Hefner went into a diatribe, explaining how climate change has increased temperatures, therefore leading to heightened levels of violence.

    Hefner works closely with the Center for American Progress.


    http://freebeacon.com/former-ceo-of-playboy-blames-chicagos-murder-rate-on-climate-change/


    Amazing that this affliction only hits the urban poor and minorities.
     
  2. Considering that the warmer periods on earth have been the ones with the most human advancement and lower amounts of wars/violence..... his argument is flawed in the eyes of history.
     
  3. So the Sun is racist too. Knew it all along.
     
  4. I've been waiting for that. Need to put the "race card" on climate change and it's a done deal.

    If only....we could link HIV to climate change.
     
  5. TGregg

    TGregg

    Geez Nutmeg, don't give them any more crazy ideas. . . .
     
  6. JamesL

    JamesL

    Give it a moment...futurecurrents will be along shortly
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    Heat makes people grumpier and more prone to violence. This is well known in the behavioral sciences. No one is immune, but some are in better circumstances to deal with it. Taking Chicago as an example, as it has its own thread here, how does the street violence rate these winter weeks compare to summer weeks, say, last summer?
     
  8. JamesL

    JamesL

    42 murders so far in Jan 2013, worst since '02, 49 all of July 2012, 57 Aug

    http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/date/2012/8/

    http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/date/2012/7/

    http://wgntv.com/2013/01/30/january-homicide-count-at-42-citys-worst-since-2002/
     
  9. You'd think black people would be happy in the summer, the climate is more like the equator. Maybe it's the smell.:cool:
     
  10. bpcnabe

    bpcnabe

    They be angry beause there ain't no frackin' jobs.

    Idle minds...
     
    #10     Jan 30, 2013