Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate

@article{Hsiang2011CivilCA,
  title={Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate},
  author={Solomon M. Hsiang and Kyle C. Meng and Mark A. Cane},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={476},
  pages={438-441}
}
It has been proposed that changes in global climate have been responsible for episodes of widespread violence and even the collapse of civilizations. Yet previous studies have not shown that violence can be attributed to the global climate, only that random weather events might be correlated with conflict in some cases. Here we directly associate planetary-scale climate changes with global patterns of civil conflict by examining the dominant interannual mode of the modern climate, the El Niño… 

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