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.
I got bit by the next door neighbor’s dog in 1961. The dog looked at me afterwards and said “Hey, climate change, boy!”
— Darrell Pitzer (@d_pitz) December 12, 2018
::Al Gore quickly begins collaborating with Stephen King on the screenplay for "Cujo II: An Inconvenient Tooth"::
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 12, 2018
My dog recently bit me, but it was because he's old and can hardly walk and didn't like me cleaning poop from his paw. Said he didn't care about the weather.
— Greg Passot (@gregpassot) December 12, 2018
I was discussing the existential threat of climate change with my dog. Things got heated, and he bit me. So maybe so….
— Robert (@rrdenard) December 12, 2018