Found a link between climate change and increased violence

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from the University of Cambridge conducted an interesting study, the results of which demonstrated that climate change can increase the number of cases of domestic violence against women.

A lot of works were devoted to this issue, and experts analyzed over 40 of them, which made it possible to obtain such interesting results.

Scientists have provided data that between 2000 and 2019 inclusive, about four billion people were victims of droughts, severe floods or hurricanes.

During such natural disasters, cases of domestic violence are much more common. In most cases, such violence is directed against women or girls. In addition, representatives of sexual or gender minorities suffer.

Kim van Daalen, who led the latest study, said that climate change alone is not a catalyst for domestic violence. It allows only suitable conditions to arise under which such an attitude towards women is possible.

Immediately before climatic cataclysms, in almost all cases, economic shocks occur, very strong social instability is observed, people experience severe stress, which soon turns into violence.

Experts emphasized that not only family members, but also religious leaders, employees of public positions can become rapists.

As the most understandable example, the researchers provided the impact of Hurricane Katrina. At the end of the summer of 2005, it hit the entire coast of the Gulf of Mexico, which is located in the United States.

After the hurricane passed, the amount of violence in the region increased dramatically. In addition, throughout the year, the figure has only increased.

Gay people began to be blamed for the fact that it was they who provoked the emergence of a terrible hurricane, which was sent in the form of “God’s punishment.”


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