[–] Sullysq 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The researchers found that children, even those still in utero, who were exposed to high temperatures, experienced lower than average earnings as adults.

Maybe I'm retarded here but children in utero experience perfect climate control, a balmy 98.6, unless the mother experiences a high fever. So external heat waves would have no affect on the baby's environmental temperature.

The researchers note that their statistics apply only to children directly exposed to heat, not all those who lived in an area experiencing high heat—those with air conditioning were found to have average incomes as adults.

Shot in the dark here but... Families who can afford air conditioning are the ones with air conditioning. Children who grow up in wealthier families tend to earn more as adults. Wouldn't that be the more likely correlation?

Coming soon:

Global warming to blame for an increase in lazy commies.

[–] littul_kitton 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Maybe I'm retarded here but children in utero experience perfect climate control, a balmy 98.6, ...

Plus the maternal hormones released by high air temperature.

Families who can afford air conditioning are the ones with air conditioning. Children who grow up in wealthier families tend to earn more as adults. Wouldn't that be the more likely correlation?

Yes. As the book The Bell Curve showed, if you don't adjust economic results for intelligence, you don't learn anything.

[–] killer7 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Reminds me kind of opposite study that won 2015 Ig Nobel prize in management for "discovering that many business leaders developed in childhood a fondness for risk-taking, when they experienced natural disasters (such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and wildfires) that — for them — had no dire personal consequences."

[–] theoldguy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Correlation doesn't imply causation. Africans make less money because they're stupid niggers, not because they grew up in a hotter place.