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One effect to rule them all?: A comment on climate and conflict
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo.
Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich, Zurich.
Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich, Zurich; Department of Government, University of Essex.
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2014 (English)In: Climatic Change, ISSN 0165-0009, E-ISSN 1573-1480, Vol. 127, no 3-4, 391-397 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

A recent Climatic Change review article reports a remarkable convergence of scientific evidence for a link between climatic events and violent intergroup conflict, thus departing markedly from other contemporary assessments of the empirical literature. This commentary revisits the review in order to understand the discrepancy. We believe the origins of the disagreement can be traced back to the review article's underlying quantitative meta-analysis, which suffers from shortcomings with respect to sample selection and analytical coherence. A modified assessment that addresses some of these problems suggests that scientific research on climate and conflict to date has produced mixed and inconclusive results.

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Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014. Vol. 127, no 3-4, 391-397 p.
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Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240868DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1266-1ISI: 000345372000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240868DiVA: diva2:777657
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-05-25Bibliographically approved

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