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One effect to rule them all? A comment on climate and conflict

Buhaug, H and Nordkvelle, J and Bernauer, T and Böhmelt, T and Brzoska, M and Busby, JW and Ciccone, A and Fjelde, H and Gartzke, E and Gleditsch, NP and Goldstone, JA and Hegre, H and Holtermann, H and Koubi, V and Link, JSA and Link, PM and Lujala, P and O′Loughlin, J and Raleigh, C and Scheffran, J and Schilling, J and Smith, TG and Theisen, OM and Tol, RSJ and Urdal, H and von Uexkull, N (2014) 'One effect to rule them all? A comment on climate and conflict.' Climatic Change, 127 (3-4). 391 - 397. ISSN 0165-0009

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Abstract

© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 08:28
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 20:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14106

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