Should We Be Worried About The Carbon Footprint Of Crime?

Another day, another nutty study from the Cult of Climastrology, which has a deep need to link pretty much everything to their cultish beliefs

(Daily Caller) Politicians aren’t concerned enough about the environmental impact of crime and policing, according to an academic study published Monday by the University of Surrey.

The study used computer modeling to estimate that over 4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to the emissions of 900,000 British homes, were emitted by crime in England and Wales in 2011.

Of course it used computer models.

The largest single sources of CO2 emissions from crime was burglary due to large volume of offences. The criminal justice system aimed at preventing crime was also a major source of emissions and use “money currently spent addressing crime might be spent in the absence of crime.”

The authors even speculated that the if the criminal justice system were eliminated entirely, there’d be fewer CO2 emissions.

So, let’s do away with cops and judges and prosecutors. Who cares if crime would explode, we’re saving the planet!

“The analysis illustrates the complex ways that institutions in society and the associated economic activity shape the impact we have on our climate,” Skudder continued. “We have shown that it is possible to take into account the environmental implications of crime alongside the social and economic costs, as part of crime prevention policy appraisals.”

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3 Responses to “Should We Be Worried About The Carbon Footprint Of Crime?”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Carbon footprint?

    Simple solution!

  2. Hoagie says:

    Holy crap, drowningpuppies, a couple of the brainwashed believers here will get a woody when they see that video.

  3. Jeffery says:

    The only thing sillier than that silly study is silly blogger making a silly blog post about it.

    Almost everything we do has a carbon footprint. Since the rise in atmospheric CO2 has warmed the Earth significantly over the past century or so it behooves us to consider and reconsider the activities that source the CO2 and whether those activities are worth the cost. Police and courts ARE worth the cost.

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