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Heating up tensions

Studies are increasingly linking times of bad weather to violence, civil conflict and even war. Should we be worried about future fights spurred by climate change?

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Figure 1: Some predicted hotspots for future conflict and their causes.
Figure 2: A map of previous conflicts (1980–2005) attributed to environmental issues, their sizes and causes.
Figure 3: The link between conflicts and temperature in tropical countries.


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Jones, N. Heating up tensions. Nature Clim Change 1, 327–329 (2011).

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