A Recent Spike In US Car Crashes Was Caused By... Global Warming

Submitted by: 5cats 1 month ago in Tech
What could be the cause of this the recent spike in car crashes? Increased population? Cell phones? Legal pot? Faster cars? Cheaper gas? Just a fluke in the numbers?

HELL no! According to The Daily Caller, it caused by Anthropogenic Global Warming! That's what!

Because warmness and rainfall cause drivers to drive more (huh?) and that naturally causes more crashes. At least that's what I read here. Simple multiplication he says.




AGW! Is there nothing it cannot do? Now it even causes car crashes.

Now some may notice that the Earth's temperature has been rocketing upward for 100 (or 300, when did AGW start exactly?) years now, at a rate not seen even once in 700 million years, and yet only in 2015 did the US fatality RATE start to spike. After 50 years of mostly falling, total numbers too. But those people are skeptics, deniers, sub-humans: we can safely ignore them. The science of car crash causes is settled.
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Male 756
What a load of warm bollocks.

Once again, statistics being abused - 93% of all people know that.

DID you know that 75% of people who were involved in car accidents had eaten carrots within the 24 hour period before they had the accident? Clearly carrots are the culprit.

Fuckwits.

Like someone below probably already said - its more likely the phone, or your retarded mate fucking around, or a fidget spinner, or your complete lack of care of privilege to own/drive a car.

Whatever happened to the days when getting a license was a badge of honour, and not crashing was a trophey. Fucking throwaway society. I hate you.
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Male 5,027
Sorry I jumped all over this post, 5cats. I've had a shitty day. My family has chartered catamarans in the BVI. Our last trip was in May. At least six of my favorite restaurants are destroyed beyond buildabilty <sp?>. We start our vacations from Road Town which has been devastated. The charter company we use is probably completely wiped out. Every boat we have chartered are probably sunk. The person I talked to today still has not been able to get hold of all the employees. My favorite restaurant in town was leveled to the ground. It was all too much. Your AGW post, even though it was a stupid ridiculous thing for that person to blame on AGW, just hit a nerve. That was my fault, I let it affect me and I apologize. You did nothing wrong.
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Male 40,772
markust123 Oh man, I'm sorry to hear all that, wildfires I presume?

I barked at you a little in some other threads just now, before I read this eh? I'll return to trying to be nice, I really had given up entirely :/

Hope things work out for everyone, and the people all turn up safely.
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Male 4,153
markust123 Yeah, everyone has a bad day now and then. You're a good guy, I think most of us know it.
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Male 2,637
I think cell phone use is more likely the culprit.

I'm curious how they obtained their data regarding usage. If simply polled, I'm not sure everyone would be honest about whether they text and drive.
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Male 275



It's a conspiracy!

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Male 40,772
Beaverfever That's the spirit! :-)

Did you use a random conspiracy generator website for those? Lolz!
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Male 275
5cats Nah.    "tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations"  It's pretty amusing to see the correlations.  Basically it's just a site to show that people really have to be thorough with their reasoning.  Correlation =/= causation.
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Male 40,772
IDK what the failed 404 link is about :/ Fancy added it? OR something.

I love the candid and totally confident nature of this claim: like it should be so obvious... simple maths eh??

If anyone here cannot se that it is total nonsense? I weep for you.

I am not claiming ALL AGW supporters believe this, but unless I see some of them speaking up and saying it is nonsense? It makes you all look bad.
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Male 20,917
5cats Where's the 404'd link? I'll fix, but I don't see it.
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Male 40,772
fancylad This:
http://www.i-am-bored.com/images/articles/contents/2017/9/6/7021

It's a huge box but no image, just above the graph. Under the words ending in "...he says."
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Male 5,027
5cats, "I am not claiming ALL AGW supporters believe this, but unless I see some of them speaking up and saying it is nonsense? It makes you all look bad." 

You want a partisan fight so bad you didn't even see that Holygod immediately spoke up against this. 
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Male 40,772
markust123 I hadn't read the comments yet, and so what? I just said IF no one does... IF.
Do I have to provide the dictionary definition of IF to you?

I'm glad they are speaking up, this is so wrong it's hysterical! IF anyone actually believed this? I would weep for them, honestly.

OH right I forgot! You don't understand that the first comment is at the bottom and the most recent at the top! Even though I explained this to you, you still don't get it eh? Well: horse, water, drink as they say.
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Male 6,077
5cats "Well: horse, water, drink as they say."
I think I know that one: "You can lead a horse to water, and I need a drink." Right?
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Male 40,772
broizfam I thought it was "The place where the horse makes water? Don't drink from there."
Similar to 'don't eat the yellow snow' eh? :-)
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Male 6,077
5cats Good old Frank Zappa:
"Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow"
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Male 40,772
broizfam You know how lemonade is made, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe4fyhzS3UM

Warning: cartoon horse-dick :p Just briefly... 
hee hee 'Horse Pop'
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Male 6,077
5cats Wow! I haven't seen that one for a long time! Here's another bizarre one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcwfEMdV-aM
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Male 5,027
Deleting the top half of my comment. Felt like I was being a bit of a dick.

For anyone who is sick of these partisan articles not posting the source of their data, here is the Reuters article.
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Male 40,772
markust123 I posted the article, links are there. If you doubt the words spoken by this... scientist... then take it up with the paper that reported it.

Your Reuters link is virtually identical to the one provided. You've proven my point is valid. Thank you very much for your effort.
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Male 5,027
5cats I wasn't talking about the point. I'm just sick of these crappy sites you keep posting that never put a link back to the actual source of the information they are talking about. And no the link was not in the article. They linked to some Japanese newspaper which had zero links to the actual Reuters interview. I see you linked to that same Japanese article too.
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Male 40,772
markust123 You're... you're actually using the 'attack the messenger fallacy'? I do not even... I cannot even...
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Male 5,027
5cats Are you kidding me? You post a link to Tucker Carlson's uber-partisan right-wing Daily Caller and you think some people are not going to have a knee jerk reaction to attack the source? Jesus Christ.
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Male 40,772
markust123 And you proved it was a perfectly valid article based on a clip from Japan which came from Reuters. So? Am I supposed to search forever until I find the originating AP or the Reuters for you? I just don't care enough to do that, AND the posted article has snark and funny jokes in it.
That's much more fun than a 'dry' article, eh? And if you don't like the source?  Don't bother reading it, go find the AP/Reuters (like you did) or whatever origination and if my post is wrong or is correct? You'll know for yourself.

Thanks for sharing that it was entirely correct :-)
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Male 8,560
markust123 
Half Man
Half Bear
Half Pig.

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Male 5,027
megrendel Yeah, I deserved that.
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Female 4,440
megrendel Are you cereal?
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Male 40,772
melcervini I guess he edited out his defending it, lolz!!

I mean really, what utter nonsense!! Not even the most fervent AGW Zealot can stomach THIS big fat lie... right?
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Female 4,440
5cats I was making a southpark reference in response to the Manbearpig reference :D
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Male 40,772
melcervini Oh I know that one! :D
Watched a lot of South Park's first 7-8 seasons. Not too much since then tho. It is still very funny every time I see one!
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Male 5,027
5cats I deleted it because I was being a bit of a dick to you by comparing his expertise in his field to you being, well, you. I wasn't defending his point. Go jump in a lake while you are jumping to conclusions.
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Male 40,772
markust123 I did say "I guess" yes? 
See what I get for being polite? I get more shit thrown at me. Thanks for proving my point twice in one day good sir! Well, at least he deleted his first round of (unprovoked) shit throwing, I suppose that's a plus, along with him proving (again) that I am right.

And where exactly did I "compare his expertise in the field" to anything? I do not recall doing so, perhaps you could point out EXACTLY where I did so? If you have the time...

(HE makes shit up, blames me for the shit HE made up, then throws shit at me when I talk to him politely... is it any wonder why I have no patience with him?)
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Male 5,027
5cats Always a victim.
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Male 40,772
markust123 You aren't denying it is a fact. Every word I said is true.

Here, specifically I mean, you cannot deny it unless you go and stealth-edit your comments.
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Male 5,027
5cats I don't even know half of what you are talking about above. I got sucked it the derp vortex with Monk yesterday. Not going there with you tonight. Have a good evening. Go do something fun. I am.
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Male 1,018
This is like the butter study again, huh?
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Male 9,769
This is stupid. Not the post, but the study that says AGW causes the spike in fatalities.

While I can see how there MIGHT be a slight increase caused by more drivers taking more vacation / road trips as the summer weather in cooler climates is extending, it isn't responsible in a big spike.

Anyone else think it is oddly coincidental that the two biggest states that voted for a climate change denier are getting hit with potentially the worst hurricanes to ever hit them within 2 weeks of each other? 
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Male 40,772
holygod Houston voted for Hilary... or so I've read. So if you want to sell that one? It just might bite you in the ass...

And which other States get hit with hurricanes normally? It's pretty strong odds that Texas (#2) and Florida (#1) are hit one after the other, yes? Odds-on favorites.
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Male 1,746
Anyone else think it is oddly coincidental that the two biggest states that voted for a climate change denier are getting hit with potentially the worst hurricanes to ever hit them within 2 weeks of each other? 

Nah, there's no such thing as coincidence. This is obviously a plan put in place by Al Gore and Hillary Clinton's hurricane weather machine that they created to make people more scared of AGW and further the homosexual agenda...somehow. In fact, I'm sure we'll be getting a 3-part series on how the liberal AGW conspiracy.
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Male 368
holygod as Deepak Chopra often says, there is no such thing as coincidence.  I think this is karma.  There is also a very cynical side of me that worries the U.S. as a whole is likewise due for a healthy dose of karma.  Don't get me wrong, I love my country.  I just wonder if the good we have been trying to do all these years might not have been all that good after all.
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Male 4,153
holygod To be fair they are both states that are abd always have been prone to hurricanes.
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Male 9,769
trimble For sure. The fact that the two worst to ever hit them happened within 2 weeks is the coincidental part.
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Male 40,772
holygod Yes, it is a common coincidence for multiple hurricanes to be around during active seasons.
Since there haven't BEEN any strong ones for 12 years? People have forgotten that, it seems.
Looking for a list of all hurricanes to make US landfall (and their strengths) I came across:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Atlantic_hurricane_season

If I read that chart correctly? There was Erin (cat-3) Felix (cat-3) and Gabrielle (cat-1) at the same time, followed shortly by Humberto (cat-2) and Iris (cat-4!) all within 4 weeks.

So 5 in 4 weeks in the first storm season I checked... not even a particularly busy year too. If you find a complete list of US landfall storms please link it.

NOTE: These did not all make US landfall, only 1 did (I think), but it seems like the very first place I look I find 5 in 4 weeks? It's highly likely I can find 2-3 landfalls in 2-3 weeks too.

Oh:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane_season

A quick look at the notes says 1886-7 and 1893-4 are good places to look.
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Male 9,769
5cats Yes, but I think you are missing the point. We aren't just talking about 2 hurricanes hitting the U.S. in two weeks, that isn't perhaps that unusual.

In the entire history of recording hurricanes the one that just hit Texas is the most devastating one in the history of the state. 

Analysts say the one about to hit Florida may be the most devastating ever to hit the United States, et alone Florida.
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Male 40,772
holygod More people live there, inflation, building in bad places...

Doesn't mean the storm was "the worst in recorded history" it just means there were 6-10 million people in the area, as opposed to 1-2 million in the 30's or 40's.
Look at the death tolls and dollar damages on Wiki, it may be a 'Texas record' but that means nothing. Thousands used to die in storms in various States. Records get broken all the time, that is the nature of records: that's how it works.
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Male 2,694
holygod To be fair, Houston is in Harris County which went for Hillary as did the large south east counties of Florida.  And again the term denier is used.  Very few people deny the climate is changing.  What is very much in dispute is how much human activity has caused it, what can we actually do to stop it (if possible) and just how bad its effects will be.  I mean, I'm not willing to tell people in developing nations they can't burn fossil fuels, improve their economies and thus the well being of their people.  But folks like Al Gore certainly are all the while maintaining mansions that gobble up power faster than the jets he flies around in.  Sort of like a 300 pound fat man traveling the world promoting exercise and a healthy diet.  
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Male 9,769
dromed Ya. The places where lots of people live tend to vote democrat.
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Male 374
Rising temperatures over the past 300 years increased food production. The increased food production enabled people to spend less time farming and more time tinkering with inventions. This lead to the industrial revolution and the invention of cars, without which car crashes would not be possible.
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Male 40,772
AntEconomist By golly you're right! Anthropogenic Global Warming really did cause the spike in car crash fatalities  ;-)

Of course that's after 50 years of decline while the temperatures rose faster than in all known history... one year still proves it though! 
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