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Climate for conflict

The idea that climate influences the onset of wars is enticing, but controversial. A study now finds a convincing correlation between global climate and civil conflict in countries affected by the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. See Letter p.438

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Solow, A. Climate for conflict. Nature 476, 406–407 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/476406a

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