Climate Change and Civil Conflict

Climate Change and Civil Conflict

Columbia University’s Earth Institute’s interdisciplinary team completed a paper compiling information in the first study of its kind. Researchers have found positive correlations between natural global climate cycle and periodic increases in civil conflict. Every 3-7 years El Nino elevates temperature, lowers rainfall, and according to this recent study, doubles the risk of civil conflicts in all the 90 tropical countries affected.

Read complete article published in the current issue of the leading scientific journal Nature online here.


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