Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate
|Credit: Nature/S. Hsiang|
- The original article is un-pay-walled here.
- A short summary that I wrote for Earth Magazine is here.
- I present the results in a 30 min non-technical talk to policy-makers at the Woodrow Wilson Center here (starting at 43:00).
Additional Nature materials: Andrew Solow's News & Views piece, Nature Podcast, Nature News, Editorial
I was planning on finishing a lengthly blog post describing what we found, but this week was more overwhelming than expected so it will have to wait until next week (see updates above). However, since we've spent time time talking with the media about the project, I suppose I can free-ride on the coverage that it's getting and send interested readers to articles in The Economist, NPR, The Washington Post, Science, BBC, Scientific American, Slate and other news sites.
For folks interested in additional material, Kyle has posted the replication code on his website (it's also posted as a file under Supplementary Materials on the Nature site, but Kyle's site doesn't require a subscription).
|Google Earth: ENSO teleconnections|
Below is a video I made using slides from the talks I've given in academic seminars. It let's you see the impact that ENSO has on surface temperatures around the world. If you want to take a closer look, you can download a PDF "flipbook" of these images (10M file).
Finally, some related links on this blog that I will reference with more structure sometime next week:
- Personal accounts of climate-related conflict
- Weak labor markets make army building cheaper
- More on slack labor markets affecting conflict
- Paleoclimate papers on climatic change and civilization collapse
- Temper and Temperature in Major League Baseball
- Temperature and aggression
- A mechanism to consider when measuring climate impacts on economies
- Forecasts of the Somali famine were ignored
- Social conflict in Africa Database