Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict

  title={Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict},
  author={Katharine J. Mach and Caroline M. Kraan and W. Neil Adger and Halvard Buhaug and M. Burke and James D. Fearon and Christopher B. Field and Cullen Hendrix and Jean-François Maystadt and John O’Loughlin and Philip Roessler and J{\"u}rgen Scheffran and Kenneth A. Schultz and Nina von Uexkull},
Research findings on the relationship between climate and conflict are diverse and contested. Here we assess the current understanding of the relationship between climate and conflict, based on the structured judgments of experts from diverse disciplines. These experts agree that climate has affected organized armed conflict within countries. However, other drivers, such as low socioeconomic development and low capabilities of the state, are judged to be substantially more influential, and the… Expand
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