​Climate change will lead to less sex, new study says

Climate Change Will Lead to Less Sex, New Study Says


A new study says when the weather heats up, things in the bedroom tend to cool down.

The study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research looked at the affects temperature shocks had on birth rates in the United States between 1931 and 2010. It found a steep decline in birth rates 8 to 10 months after days where the temperature went above 80 degrees. Did we need research to tell us there's nothing sexy about sweating from just sitting still?

While researchers noticed a partial rebound in birth rates during the fall months, it wasn't a full rebound, which leads them to the conclusion that as temperatures rise due to climate change, we'll see a decrease in population growth. This means as the planet keeps getting hotter, people are going to be having less sex.

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