Twitchy is now more woke than Newsweek, seeing as we’re referring to the “climate crisis” and not “climate change” in our headline. We already know that the ice caps are going to melt and coastal cities will be underwater, but we hadn’t thought about an increase in tiger attacks. Newsweek suggests we should … especially those of us who live in India.
Man-eating tigers could hunt down more humans due to climate change | Opinion https://t.co/SVg39o70Ps
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 18, 2019
OK, we’ll click so you don’t have to:
Another thing that [“man-eating” Indian tigress] Avni’s story makes clear is the role of human policies in exacerbating, if not actually creating, human-animal conflict. There is a very high probability that a controversial ban on slaughtering cattle in the state of Maharashtra, where Avni lived, had a big role to play in the creation of this so-called man-eater.
Perhaps Avni was attracted to villages for the potential prey of defenseless humans, which are becoming more and more attractive in the context of animal extinction and a rapidly depleting prey base. But as several news outlets have noted, what is much more likely is that she was attracted to human settlements to hunt the plentiful cattle available. A direct effect of the beef ban, then, is the horrifying fact that humans have become the prey of a predator in lieu of cows.
Wait up … here in the West, we’re supposed to stop breeding cows for food because cattle take up so many resources: land, water, food. But now they’re blaming a beef ban for humans being hunted down by tigers.
— Harold Stickeehans (@StickeeNotes) May 18, 2019
Climate Change rules. https://t.co/D2R9a5tfTj
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 18, 2019
This is the future libs want
— Puppy (@pensive_pup) May 18, 2019
Humans, they're grrrrrrrreat!
— SteveinTexas (@Texas_Steve_Wis) May 18, 2019
Let a couple loose up north and Canada is yours by Monday.
— Junior (@Jxnyor) May 18, 2019
This is the best take of next week and it’s not even next week yet.
— Some Call Me…Tim (@ssnbattlechop) May 18, 2019
wtf I love climate change now!
— Sigurd ? (@Siegmundson7) May 18, 2019
A week ago it was "climate change is reducing tiger numbers," so this may work out roughly even, from the Indian villager point of view.
— Daniel Lee (@RealDanLee) May 18, 2019
Last week they were effectively extinct, this week they are going to eat all of us …… ???
— John Griffith (@jgriffith81) May 18, 2019
but … 60 Minutes Says we should Ride Lions To Work when they Ban Motor Vehicles because of Global Warming
— ZippyTheChicken?? (@ZippyTheChicken) May 18, 2019
— Stacey (@mrsduncan76) May 18, 2019
Climate change is also causing more sharknados and dinosaurs…#fools
— Matt⚡️ (@MatthewLINY) May 18, 2019
That’s the dumbest hypothesis I’ve ever heard
— Donna Jean (@YellowstoneDJ) May 18, 2019
At least we only have to worry about this for 12 more years.
— Chris Elledge (@chris_elledge) May 18, 2019
It’s just one more reason to demand that India go first when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.
'Pathetic alarmism': The Guardian ramps up 'climate emergency' reporting guidelines https://t.co/yHLVeTfCTC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 17, 2019