Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wait, I Was Wrong

I thought the "global warming causes terrorism" concept (see my post "Warm Weather Causes Terrorism!?) was the most absurd claim I had heard related to global warming. But, I was wrong. Here is a link to an actual journal that purports a link between global warming and suicide. The classic "correlation is not causation" fallacy aside, I hope they are right. Then, as the weather gets warmer perhaps the terrorists will all just commit suicide instead of attacking the West.

Global warming possibly linked to an enhanced risk of suicide: Data from Italy, 1974–2003Journal of Affective Disorders, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 17 January 2007, A. Preti, G. Lentini and M. Maugeri
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T2X-4MV71C2-1&_user=777686&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000043031&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=777686&md5=30dc7fda0cf2ed6cd676fe99048ba4c0

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