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The Environment and Human Rights (7): The Effects of Climate Change on Crime Rates

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(source) The relationship between environmental problems and human rights is underexamined. This is deplorable, because the most important environmental problem, namely climate change, is likely to have an adverse effect on human rights in lots of different ways. For example, there is some data supporting the hypothesis that higher temperatures lead to an increase in crime, probably in part because high temperatures cause higher levels of aggression: [H]igher temperatures lead to more assault and … […]