The main issues liberal media have blamed on climate change, from ISIS to hate speech

The liberal media has long been fascinated by doomsday predictions about climate change, with journalists blaming a wide variety of sociopolitical issues, like hate speech and terrorism, for the continued rise in global average temperature.

Democrats and their cohorts in the media have often blamed major hurricanes, tornadoes and other extreme weather events on climate change. But, their dire warning about the problem has also led them to blame more unconventional problems on changes to our global climate.

Effect of climate change on babies in the womb

A New York Times opinion piece published last week claimed that babies in the womb may be negatively affected by climate change, citing a study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The study compared babies in utero during the storm to children born or conceived after the storm. According to Times opinion writer Jessica Grose, the study found higher rates of psychological problems among children who experienced the hurricane while in the womb.

“Study authors found that boys exposed to Sandy in the womb were at elevated risk for ‘attention deficit/disruptive behavior disorder’, while girls were at elevated risk for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and phobias,” Grose wrote.


Climate change activists vandalize a painting to raise awareness about climate change.
(Generation Letzte)

The author suggested that extensive climate legislation, much larger than the Cut Inflation Act, was needed to tackle the problem, based on the idea that climate change would continue to increase in severity and the frequency of severe weather events, thus affecting pregnant women.

Possible link between climate change and “hate speech”

A week earlier, a Washington Post article claimed that climate change was leading to increased incidences of “hate speech”, spurred by higher temperatures across the globe.

In an October 13 report, titled “Warmer days bring out hotter temperaments, research finds,” weather reporter Amudalat Ajasa cited two studies that show that due to climate change, extreme temperatures are making people engage in “hate speech and hostile behavior”. “

According to one of the studies, “hate speech on social media intensified with high temperatures.” The other found that there was “an increase in workplace harassment and discrimination at the US Postal Service when the temperature eclipsed 90 degrees”.

Digging more specifically into the data, the reporter cited the study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, which found an “increase in hate speech of up to 22% on Twitter when temperatures are above 107 degrees Fahrenheit”. Not only that, but the “extreme cold” has coincided with an increase in “offensive tweets”.

Ajasa said the scientists made the discoveries by using “a machine learning algorithm to analyze 75 million hateful tweets from a database containing more than 4 billion tweets posted by people across the United States. United between 2014 and 2020. The algorithm showed that aggressive behavior was the most tame.” between 54 and 70 degrees.


A still image pauses the onslaught of warmer temperatures in NASA and NOAA data summarizing global climate change.

A still image pauses the onslaught of warmer temperatures in NASA and NOAA data summarizing global climate change.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

The habit of media publications to blame climate change as the catalyst for many negative outcomes.

Climate change responsible for the rise in childhood obesity

In August, CBS pushed a study blaming climate change for increasing childhood obesity rates.

Co-host Nate Burleson presented the study published in the journal “Temperature” that “climate change, especially warmer temperatures, is making our children more inactive and obese.”

Burleson said the study found the children were 30% less “aerobically fit” than their parents and claimed higher temperatures prevented children from exercising outdoors.

Climate change has helped to strengthen the Islamic State, the Taliban, etc.

A year earlier, CBS News published a report claiming that climate change had helped strengthen the Taliban. In the report titled “How climate change has helped strengthen the Taliban,” CBS News climate and energy reporter Cara Korte noted that “rural Afghanistan” has been “rocked by climate change. “, and said the Taliban had “taken advantage” of those who suffered from floods and droughts that destroyed their crops and left them hungry.

The report also noted the impact of climate change on an increase in winter flooding, caused by melting snow and glaciers in the country’s northern mountains. In addition, the report notes that rainfall has increased in southern and western Afghanistan by 10-25% over the past 30 years. Such flooding is said to have led Taliban forces to exploit and recruit Afghan farmers, who are told they could make up for their lost earnings by joining the group.

In recent years, concerns about how climate change could fuel conflict have gained ground. National Geographic, in particular, has often floated the idea that extreme weather conditions, such as droughts and storms, could exacerbate economic and political unrest in destabilizing regions.


On at least three separate occasions, National Geographic has floated a similar theory regarding ISIS recruitment in Iraq, the lack of peace in Afghanistan, and the war in Syria.

Two years ago, in 2020, the magazine published an article titled “In Afghanistan, climate change complicates future prospects for peace”. Alleging that Afghanistan is one of the most vulnerable and least equipped countries in the world to deal with climate change, the experts consulted warned that climate change would fuel natural disasters, leading to mass displacement, marriages of children and violence.

In November 2018, National Geographic published an article titled “Climate change and water issues have driven Islamic State recruitment in Iraq”. The article claimed that the displacement of resources and desperate farmers were being “pushed into the clutches of terrorist recruiters” and wondered if such a scenario could happen again or get worse in the future.

Just a year earlier, the magazine said the refugee crisis facing the European Union could worsen as climate change wreaks havoc in Syria and other eastern Mediterranean countries.

“As warming worsens, these influxes would accelerate. In a scenario where warming stabilizes by 2100, asylum applications could increase by around 28%. One million asylum seekers per year “, says the report.

In a 2015 report, the magazine linked a number of droughts in Syria and South Sudan to climate change and claimed it had worsened the Syrian civil war.

“Drought, compounded by climate change, led to mass migration that helped spark the Syrian conflict, researchers say,” the report says in part.


US President Joe Biden speaks during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 1, 2021.

US President Joe Biden speaks during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 1, 2021.
(Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS)

Climate change will lead to increased murders, rapes and assaults: MSNBC guest

The possible link between violence and climate change was also discussed by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel in 2019.

At the time, journalist and author David Wallace-Wells claimed there was a direct correlation between rising temperatures and conflict on the planet.

“For every half degree of warming, we expect to see a 10 or 20 percent increase in conflict. So if we get to where we are going by the end of the century, we could have twice as many wars than we have today. And this conflict is happening even at the individual level, so we will see an increase in murder and rape rates, domestic assault rates. This is skyrocketing admission rates in mental hospitals,” Wallace-Wells said.

Screenwriter Says Climate Change Could Cause Real-Life ‘Sharknado’

Conversations about climate change have even popped up in popular entertainment-related media interviews. Such was the case in 2014 during a conversation between presenter Tamron Hall and screenwriter Thunder Levin.


During the interview, Hall asked Levin how he and his colleagues came up with a story under the original “Sharknado” name, which Levin said was time to alert the world to the dangers of global warming. and “biomediology”, and to get the facts out to everyone.

“Because it can happen,” laughed Hall.

“Absolutely, it can happen,” Levin replied. It was unclear during the interview if the “Sharknado” creator was serious about his comments.

Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick contributed to this report.

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