Study: Climate cycles may cause wars

Politico: Studying conflicts occurring between 1950 and 2004, the probability of new violence throughout tropical regions of the world double during the hot, dry periods of El Niño years relative to cool, wet La Niña conditions. The data included 175 countries and 234 conflicts. Overall, the team calculated that El Niño may have played a role in a fifth of civil wars worldwide during the span of the study. "We believe that these findings represent the first major evidence that the global climate is a......

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