Does climate affect the chance of conflict?

10/24/2012 | USA Today

There appears to be a connection between weather and the likelihood of conflict, according to research led by University of Colorado geography professor John O'Loughlin. The researchers, who studied East African countries between 1990 and 2009, discovered that high temperatures correlated with a heightened risk of conflict; in contrast, increases in precipitation were linked to a lowered chance of violence.

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