The sun sets behind the Kukulkan Pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico. A study published online Thursday by the journal Science says that as the world gets warmer, people are more prone to get hot under the collar. Scientists found that aggressive acts like violent crimes and wars become more likely with each added degree. Solomon Hsiang, author of the study, pointed to the collapse of the Mayan civilization that coincided with periods of historic drought about 1200 years ago.
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published Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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WASHINGTON — As the world gets warmer, people are more likely to get hot under the collar, scientists say. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war become more likely with each added degree.