Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict

  title={Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict},
  author={Solomon M. Hsiang and M. Burke and Edward Miguel},
  • Solomon M. Hsiang, M. Burke, Edward Miguel
  • Published 2013
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • Introduction Despite the existence of institutions designed to promote peace, interactions between individuals and groups sometimes lead to conflict. Understanding the causes of such conflict is a major project in the social sciences, and researchers in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology have long debated the extent to which climatic changes are responsible. Recent advances and interest have prompted an explosion of quantitative studies on… CONTINUE READING
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