Global Warming to Increase Violent Crime in the United States

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People in the United States could see tens of thousands of extra violent crimes every year - because of climate change alone.

"Depending on how quickly temperatures rise, we could see two to three million more violent crimes between now and the end of the century than there would be in a non-warming world," said Ryan Harp, researcher at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and lead author of a new study published in Environmental Research Letters.

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