Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley report in the journal Science that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation have greatly increased the risk of personal violence and social upheaval throughout human history. …
The researchers analyzed 60 studies from a number of disciplines – including archaeology, criminology, economics and psychology – that have explored the connection between weather and violence in various parts of the world from about 10,000 BCE to the present day. During an 18-month period, the Princeton-Berkeley researchers reviewed those studies’ data – and often re-crunched raw numbers – to calculate the risk that violence would rise under hotter and wetter conditions.
They found that while climate is not the sole or primary cause of violence, it undeniably exacerbates existing social and interpersonal tension in all societies, regardless of wealth or stability. …
Extreme climatic conditions amplified violence in all three categories, regardless of geography, societal wealth or the time in history. An aberrant climate coincided with incidents including spikes in domestic violence in India and Australia; increased assaults and murders in the United States and Tanzania; ethnic violence in Europe and South Asia; land invasions in Brazil; police using force in the Netherlands; civil conflicts throughout the tropics; the collapse of ancient empires; and wars and displacement in Middle-Ages Europe.
“We find the same pattern over and over again, regardless of whether we look at data from Brazil, Somalia, China or the United States,” Miguel said. “We often think of modern society as largely independent of the environment, due to technological advances, but our findings challenge that notion. The climate appears to be a critical factor sustaining peace and wellbeing across human societies.”
Does violent human behavior ATTRACT cosmic disorder and planetary response? Is the rise of pathology in power the key element?
1) Psychopaths rise to power and inflict misery and suffering.
2) The masses of humanity become unhappy and miserable but are forced to suppress this out of fear.
3) The planet expresses the unhappiness of the masses in climate disorder which may be related to other cosmic processes.
4) The climate issues exacerbate the fear and unhappiness of the masses.
5) The psychopaths clamp down even harder.
6) A breaking point is reached when humanity and the planet react to pathology and death and destruction on a massive scale is the result, leveling the playing field.
7) Human beings learn to help each other to survive until psychopaths come along and subvert them and the process begins again.