CNN blames animal attacks on climate change

Animal attacks are up, according to CNN but their reasoning behind the increase is a head scratcher. The network blames climate change, saying “As temperatures rise, the habitats of some of these creatures will get larger as they will be able to survive in more places, meaning they are able to injure more people.”

Data from the NEDS shows that animal attacks have increased in the past ten years, and the most common are from “non-venomous arthropods, the group that includes spiders, mosquitoes, ticks and centipedes.”

Researchers also noted that “The habitats of larger animals, such as bears, are overlapping more and more with human developments and recreational activities, as well, so injuries from these animals could also increase.”

But the climate change theory? That’s not in the study.

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