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Climate Change and Violence?

August 07, 2013 at 4:49 PM

What, if any,connection can possibly be made between climate change and violence? you may well ask.

Scientists from US universities claim there is a direct correlation. They studied data collected from 60 countries over a 50 year span showed spikes in violence with adverse climatic conditions. 

'Their examples include an increase in domestic violence in India during recent droughts, and a spike in assaults, rapes and murders during heatwaves in the US.

The report also suggests rising temperatures correlated with larger conflicts, including ethnic clashes in Europe and civil wars in Africa.'

More on that Radio New Zealand news report in this news item.



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