Just when you think the Climatistas can’t get any more desperate, they get their freak on to a whole new level. The latest claim to add to The Warmlist of things caused by global warming is . . . a higher crime rate—100 years from now. I love the precision of this forecast, which matches the faux-precision of temperature forecasts 100 years out:
Should global warming (or climate change, or whatever they decide to call it by then) continue, crime will increase — specifically, violent crime. By how much?
“[A]n additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft in the U.S.,” the study said.
This is indeed bad news, as it means our prisons may be so overcrowded that there won’t be enough room for all the climate skeptics that the Climatistas now say they want to prosecute for their crimes of disagreeing with the “consensus.” Yup, Naomi Oreskes, the person whose “studies” of how there is no one in the scientific community who disagrees with the catastrophic scenario are always swallowed at face value, argued recently that climate skeptics should be criminally prosecuted as racketeers, under RICO statutes. (Apparently she doesn’t understand that RICO laws are only intended for people named “Rico.”) Anthony Watts has the details in his indispensable WattsUpWithThat? site, or you can watch Oreskes in action around the 1:12:30 mark of this long video (I only recommend the whole thing for incurable insomniacs):
Finally, the New York Times gets its authoritarian freak on with this cartoon suggesting climate skeptics should be stabbed (click to embiggen):