Skip to comments.Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities
Posted on 01/22/2016 1:01:48 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Economists find bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians are most at risk.
(Inside Science) -- When gasoline prices fall or the economy grows, people may have more money to spend, but there can be an unexpected downside. Traffic fatalities often increase because additional drivers take to the roads. Now, economists have established that another seemingly auspicious occurrence has a dark side: nice weather.
That's the surprising finding from a pair of economists, who investigated how climate change may affect traffic accident rates in the United States over the next century.
In their analysis, the researchers predict that as the planet warms, there will be a net increase of about 650 traffic fatalities - mostly pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists - each year in the U.S. by 2100. Their findings have not yet been formally peer-reviewed by the academic community.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Wait a minute.
This article is saying that climate change will result in “nice weather”
And that nice weather is a bad thing.
Golf scores too high? Climate Change.
Excessive Flatulence? Climate Change.
Ingrown Toenail? Climate Change.
Sad Puppies? Climate Change.
Can’t get laid? Climate Change.
Socks have holes in the toe? Climate Change.
How much did this one cost taxpayers?
Ahh, the old “headline it and report it anyway” syndrome
Their findings have not yet been formally peer-reviewed by the academic community.
ROFLMAO at just the headline. No need to read further. It’s from San Francisco. That’s funny on a Friday.
WTF? Doom and gloom about more societal wealth.
Does Emily DeMarco carry her brain around in a nice designer bag? Just in case she needs it? That way she can stay fashionable if she ever has to pull it out and use it.
Or do the alarmists pushing people in little deathtrap cars and onto bicycles so that they save the planet they get killed more often?
Well, that and nice weather.
Doomed I say!
This may be the reason my pants keep falling off..
Call CPT. Obvious!!!
The plan in Los Angeles is to take away major road and give them to bikes and buses. the left so badly doesn’t want us driving our cars.
More traffic fatalities means fewer cars and drivers, means less global warming.
Shouldn’t we applaud that?
For example: winds stronger, winds weaker
Another: salinity reduction, salinity increase
Nice weather, cheap fuel,... Good time to head out on the town to prep for summer!
I think I missed the news that The Onion purchased the SF Chronicle. Beautiful piece of satire, in any event. I mean, it is satire, right?
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