Extreme temperatures and violence


Ascribing violence to extreme weather and climate change risks anchoring a modern form of environmental determinism.

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We thank Tobias Hagmann for the 'state of nature' phrase. C.R. is supported in part by the US Army Research Laboratory and the US Army Research Office (grant number W911NF-09-1-0077); J.O'L. and A.L. are supported by US National Science Foundation (grant number 0964687).

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Raleigh, C., Linke, A. & O'Loughlin, J. Extreme temperatures and violence. Nature Clim Change 4, 76–77 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2101

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