Climate Change

 

There are 451 items related to Climate Change. Items are listed by date added.

 

Warming Increases the Risk of Civil War in Africa

Warming Increases the Risk of Civil War in Africa

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2009

Author(s): Marshall B. Burkea, Edward Miguel, Shanker Satyanathd, John A. Dykemae, and David B. Lobel

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 17/11/2014

 

Armed conflict within nations has had disastrous humanitarian consequences throughout much of the world. Here we undertake the first comprehensive examination of the potential impact of global climate change on armed conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. We find strong historical linkages between civil war and temperature in Africa, with warmer years...

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Climate Change and Conflict: Moving Beyond the Impasse

Climate Change and Conflict: Moving Beyond the Impasse

Source: Institute of Development Studies, 2010

Author(s): J. Lind, M. Ibrahim, and K. Harris

Topics: Climate Change

Added: 17/11/2014

 

The debate on the relationship between climate change and conflict has reached an impasse. Two dominant narratives state that either climate change causes conflict or that contemporary conflicts have political and institutional causes. The preoccupation with proving or disproving a correlation between climate change and conflict is not helpful. It...

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Climate-Related Conflicts in West Africa

Climate-Related Conflicts in West Africa

Source: ECSP Report, Wilson Center, 2006-2007

Author(s): Anthony Nyong

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land

Added: 17/11/2014

 

Recurrent droughts, in conjunction with other social and economic factors, have led to conflicts among the rural people of the West African Sahel. These conflicts are a constant threat to the livelihoods of those who depend on the Sahel’s unique ecosystem for survival. To develop an effective system for managing...

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Gender and Climate Change-Induced Conflict in Pastoral Communities: Case Study of Turkana in North-western Kenya

Gender and Climate Change-Induced Conflict in Pastoral Communities: Case Study of Turkana in North-western Kenya

Source: African Journal on Conflict Resolution, 2010

Author(s): Nancy A. Omolo

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 17/11/2014

 

Clitmate change-induced conflict is a major global threat to human security and the environment. It has been projected that there is going to be an increase in climate changes resulting in increased droughts and floods in northern Kenya. Climate change impacts will be differently distributed among different regions, ages, income...

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Environmental Conflicts: Key Issues and Management Implications

Environmental Conflicts: Key Issues and Management Implications

Source: African Journal on Conflict Resolution, 2010

Author(s): Urmilla Bob and Salomé Bronkhorst

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation

Added: 17/11/2014

 

Environmental conflicts have emerged as key issues challenging local, regional, national and global security. Environmental crises and problems throughout the world are widespread and increasing rapidly. In relation to these concerns, the article discusses the following aspects: people and the environment, environmental conflicts, climate change and environmental conflicts, and management...

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Climate Change and Environmental Security: For Whom the Discourse Shifts

Climate Change and Environmental Security: For Whom the Discourse Shifts

Source: International Studies Perspectives, 2009

Author(s): Nicole Detraz and Michele M. Betsill

Topics: Climate Change, Governance

Added: 17/11/2014

 

This article explores the implications of the April 2007 United Nations Security debate on the security dimensions of a changing climate for international climate change politics. Specifically, our analysis focuses on whether and how security concerns have been addressed in past international political debates on climate change and considers whether...

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When the Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts [Video]

When the Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts [Video]

Source: Yale Environment 360, 2010

Author(s): Jennifer Redfearn (Producer)

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/11/2014

 

"For thousands of years, nomadic herdsmen have roamed the harsh, semi-arid lowlands that stretch across 80 percent of Kenya and 60 percent of Ethiopia. Descendants of the oldest tribal societies in the world, they survive thanks to the animals they raise and the crops they grow, their travels determined by...

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Political Geography: Special Issue on Climate Change and Conflict

Political Geography: Special Issue on Climate Change and Conflict

Source: Wilson Center, 2008

Author(s): Elizabeth L. Chalecki

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 12/11/2014

 

Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and that greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase around the globe, practitioners of peace and security will have to familiarize themselves with climatic drivers of conflict. To that end, the journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring...

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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Source: Wilson Center, 2013

Author(s): Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Lauren Herzer, Schuyler Null, Meaghan Parker, and Russell Sticklor

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 12/11/2014

 

Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change threatens security, one potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts? How do we ensure mitigation and adaptation strategies do not create new...

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Climate Change, Demography, Environmental Degradation, and Armed Conflict

Climate Change, Demography, Environmental Degradation, and Armed Conflict

Source: Wison Center, 2009

Author(s): Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal

Topics: Climate Change

Added: 11/11/2014

 

“Climate change is expected to alter the availability of freshwater, the productive capacity of soils, and patterns of human settlement. But we do not know the extent and geographical distribution of these changes, nor can we know how climate-related environmental change may influence human societies and political systems. The most...

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