Climate Change

New Study Suggests Climate Change as a Cause of War

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New research published by Nature suggests that widespread weather phenomenon like El Niño can as much as double the risk of violent conflict in more than 90 tropical countries, and that over the past 54 years, climate has been a factor in at least 21% of the world's conflicts. Long term climate events can cause drought and starvation, and can bring nations to a desperate state of need, which is often a precursor to war, according to Nature. Climate change can be especially dangerous for nations which are already struggling against a low standard of living and a lack of infrastructure.

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