Skip to comments.Doctors Warn Tri-State Area Residents About Falling Victim To "Heat Rage"
Posted on 07/19/2013 10:05:47 AM PDT by Biggirl
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The temperature isnt the only thing getting hot these days. If youve been outside, you may have noticed tempers are flaring.
As CBS 2s Dr. Max Gomez reported Thursday, the hot weather does a lot to our behavior.
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They just make this stuff up as they go.
Yes - making up excuses for people acting badly. Look - hot, cold, rain, shine - bad behavior is a CHOICE one makes.
Wow... I am SOOO impressed - “98 degree streets”. Give me a shout out when you leave 100’s behind and I might start having a little sympathy.
heat index is like112/115 here in NYC.
Dr. Max Gomez, PhD btw, I wonder what in?
Of course they need another excuse for bad behavior-if people went into “heat rage” here, I’d be living in a war zone...
Sounds like what I am quite familiar with - hot and miserable... but no excuse for people acting badly.
‘heat rage’ - especially when they get their electric bill....
Wow forgot all about Mr Bill,what show was that on?
Wow, I am truly amazed, global warming not mentioned.
As a volunteer EMT, I will tell you we do see many more cases during a heatwave. It’s not just heat-related illnesses and chronic conditions worsening. People are mentally off and far more prone to accidents even though just about everyone in town is air-conditioned. So, irritability is a form of being mentally off. Lots of people, male and female, PMSing.
I get mighty p.o’d standing in the sun when called to a fender-bender with no injuries, per protocol. I wouldn’t mind if I didn’t have to stand in the sun, on the blacktop. I’m wearing white bermuda shorts and the heck with being out of uniform.
I remember in the late 80’s trying to change a tire on my parent’s car that had failed, in part, due to the extreme temperature (pavement was insanely hot). In jacking up the car (or TRYING to jack up the car), the jack just sank into the hot asphalt like it was made of jello. Had to beat the jack after lowering to get it out of the pavement and get a large board to put under it - otherwise, I couldn’t get the car far enough off the ground to change the tire. I used floor mats to isolate my body from the pavement - and you could smell the rubber/plastic matt backing after a few minutes. Air temp was around 102 with a heat index WAY up there. Absolutely no fun. But I didn’t hit somebody, rape somebody, or carry out some other violent behavior because of it (and yes - I was quite unhappy).
how many people u have within 10 feet of you? Go on a subway? huge difference to hot and hot and crowded.
So now they can blame the fact that they are @$$holes on Global Warming!
Winter puts the lid on riff raff.
When it is 10 degrees outside you don’t see roving gangs of yutes. LOL
This smells like the Superbowl Sunday wife-beating hoax to me.
SNL when it was funny?
Probably true, if it isn’t expected-I doubt most of the people are aware that weather has something to do with the cycle of sunspots and such.
That said, I wouldn’t want to pay an electric bill in NYC for even a pleasant, cool month in Spring...
And going to the gym will help you loose weight.
Being hot and uncomfortable doesn’t make you grouchy? Violent crime does tend to rise in the summer months. Maybe opportunity, but maybe mood.
If figure this is a public service announcement. “The heat is making you grouchy. Try to rise above it. Try to stay cool.” In other words, it’s asking people to be self-aware and take responsibility, not providing excuses as some here think.
If one more doctor warns me about anything, I'm going to kick things over and break windows.
This must explain why Arizona is such a “hot-spot” for violent activity.
When it gets too hot they start staying inside and crime goes down.
Back when I still lived with swampcooling late July and early August were bad bad times for me. Any little thing would send me in a rage, broke a lot of my own stuff. The heat and humidity gets to you after a while. Once I moved to a place with AC that stopped, I could actually be not boiling most of the time. Alfred Hitchcock Presents had an episode about heat rage, two scientists that had predicted at one temperature a neighborhood roughian would actually take it to the point of actually killing his wife. So “heat rage” is clearly not a new concept.
A lot of violent crime is domestic and under-reported so being cooped up with your nearest and dearest may not be good as it looks.
From what studies I’ve seen crime rises over 80 and drops after 90 when people retreat inside. Now in the old days when air conditioning wasn’t common, days over 90 were probably bad days.
That’s your opinion. Just like some people have the opinion that global warming is real.
Did they make up these kind of excuses for George Zimmerman’s (supposed) bad behavior.
Did Zimmerman have Heat Rage? or any other “rage” due to all of the other kind of normal nuisances that we all deal with?
98 is a cool wave here in Texas where we don’t act out over temperatures. It must be a libtard genetic behavior.
OMG!! I am sick of hearing about the “heat wave” in the Northeast! In the South and Southwest, we call these temperatures “summer”!!
What about rage caused by side effect riddled drugs like Lunesta or Rap music? Does no one ever stop to consider to ask these people if they were listening to it or took Lunesta or any other RX drug known to cause mental impairment?