Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Climate Change, Conflict, East Africa and the Horn

Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder examined extensive climate datasets between 1990 and 2009 for Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. They concluded that the risk of human conflict increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops slightly with higher precipitation. They also concluded that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change.

For a summary of the report in Science Daily, click here.

To access the entire report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, click here.

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