More cold, less crime

As the eastern part of the US suffers through climate change global warming, buried under near record breaking snow and shivering through near record breaking low temperatures, some are enjoying the positive benefits.  Lower crime. 

For instance, a Chicago paper headlined a rare occurrence in the city.

Chicago's official weekend shooting tally: zero

The official Chicago police tally of shootings last weekend was a rare number: zero.

The streak started after a 41-year-old man was shot at 8:20 p.m. Friday in the Austin community and was still going as of midday Monday, according to a police spokesman. (snip)

The rare stretch without any gun violence came as the Chicago area saw light snow Saturday night and temperatures that reached highs in the 20s throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. No shootings were reported in Chicago early Monday afternoon as heavy snow fell.

The peaceful weekend followed the pattern for 2014 so far - no doubt thanks in large part to one of the harshest winters in Chicago history. Through Feb. 9, shootings fell to 112, down 39 percent from a year earlier, according to department figures. Homicides fell 36 percent to 28 over the same period, the statistics show.

But then the temperature climbed and the headlines recorded usual activity in the city with strict gun control laws.

Man shot in East Chatham, two wounded in Woodlawn shooting

Of course, six months from now, as the country, still suffering from climate change global warming and sweating heavily through near record breaking high temperatures, the headlines will scream about the high number of people shot.