Some crimes: By product of the effects of Climate Change

Siddharth Baskar
Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida, U.P., India

Volume-1, Issue-2, 2018

The increase in the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures due to increase in green house gases resulting from pollution is global warming. Carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor and certain other gases causes the green house effect. They are aggravated due to human activities such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation and so on. Climate change is a serious problem worldwide and the IPCC (Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change) also made a statement that humans are mainly responsible. If such factors continue to operate climate change will result in severe problems and also in the death and extinction of humans. There has been a debate in recent times whether climate change has any relation to crimes. There appears to be a possible strong connection between climate change and crimes. This article discusses about how both climate and crime are interrelated and how they have increased. The need of the hour is to discuss why such crimes are taking place and the laws that govern such crimes.

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