Conflict Causes

 

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Temperature Seasonality and Violent Conflict: The Inconsistencies of a Warming Planet

Temperature Seasonality and Violent Conflict: The Inconsistencies of a Warming Planet

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2014

Author(s): Steven T. Landis

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 04/12/2014

 

Current climate change research suggests that certain seasonal weather patterns will be extended and others attenuated as global temperature increases. This is important because seasonal temperature change affects both the scarcity of resources during certain times of the year and the overall mobility of people living in countries that have...

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Civil War, Climate Change, and Development: A Scenario Study for Sub-Saharan Africa

Civil War, Climate Change, and Development: A Scenario Study for Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Conor Devitt and Richard SJ Tol

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 04/12/2014

 

This article presents a model of development, civil war and climate change. There are multiple interactions. Economic growth reduces the probability of civil war and the vulnerability to climate change. Climate change increases the probability of civil war. The impacts of climate change, civil war and civil war in the...

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Whither the Weather? Climate Change and Conflict

Whither the Weather? Climate Change and Conflict

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2012

Author(s): Nils Petter Gleditsch

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 04/12/2014

 

Until recently, most writings on the relationship between climate change and security were highly speculative. The IPCC assessment reports to date offer little if any guidance on this issue and occasionally pay excessive attention to questionable sources. The articles published in this special issue form the largest collection of peer-reviewed...

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Effects of Temperature and Precipitation Variability on the Risk of Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1980-2012

Effects of Temperature and Precipitation Variability on the Risk of Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1980-2012

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014

Author(s): John O’Loughlina, Andrew M. Linkea, and Frank D. W. Witmerb

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 04/12/2014

 

Ongoing debates in the academic community and in the public policy arena continue without clear resolution about the significance of global climate change for the risk of increased conflict. Sub-Saharan Africa is generally agreed to be the region most vulnerable to such climate impacts. Using a large database of conflict...

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Environment and Conflict Linkages in the Great Lakes Region

Environment and Conflict Linkages in the Great Lakes Region

Source: International Environmental Law Research Centre, 2005-2006

Author(s): Patricia Kameri-Mbote

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance

Added: 04/12/2014

 

This paper looks at the linkages between environment and conflict in the Great Lakes region. It briefly outlines the conceptual framework within which the discussion on conflict and environment has been cast and proceeds to link the conflicts in the Great Lakes Region to environmental factors and to broader issues...

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Water Resource Scarcity and Conflict: A Review of Applicable Indicators and Systems of Reference

Water Resource Scarcity and Conflict: A Review of Applicable Indicators and Systems of Reference

Source: UNESCO, 2001-2003

Author(s): Pal Tamas

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/12/2014

 

The article considers conflict resolution capabilities, in particular the institutional dimensions, comparing the capacities in developed and developing countries. While most of the items presented in the article are tools for large-scale change, the relevance of incremental advances is also considered. Early warning models to predict the likelihood of conflict...

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Topic Guide: Conflict, Climate and Environment

Topic Guide: Conflict, Climate and Environment

Source: Evidence on Demand, 2014

Author(s): Katie Peters and Janani Vivekananda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 04/12/2014

 

This Topic Guide will support Department for International Development (DFID) advisers in the Conflict, Security and Justice Cadres as well as the Humanitarian, Climate and Environment Cadres in gaining a greater understanding of the importance and complexity of the links between conflict, climate and environment. The Topic Guide focuses on...

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Want, Waste or War?: The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

Want, Waste or War?: The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

Source: Routledge, 2015

Author(s): Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, and Stacy D. VanDeveer

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/12/2014

 

In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and their governance ramifications, calls attention to the...

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Tempers May Flare and Conflicts Rise as Climate Change Heats Up, Study Finds [Video]

Tempers May Flare and Conflicts Rise as Climate Change Heats Up, Study Finds [Video]

Source: PBS Newshour, 2013

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 02/12/2014

 

A new study shows that changes in the climate also affect human behavior. According to researchers, even slight increases in temperature and rainfall correlate to increased levels of violence. Ray Suarez discusses the findings with study lead author Solomon Hsiang of the University of California, Berkeley.

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Transboundary Water Interaction I: Reconsidering Conflict and Cooperation

Transboundary Water Interaction I: Reconsidering Conflict and Cooperation

Source: Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008

Author(s): Mark Zeitoun, Naho Mirumachi

Countries: Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Turkey

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/12/2014

 

Transboundary water interaction is shown to be an inherently political process determined by the broader political context.The article examines the evidence suggesting that uncritical acceptance of traditional forms of "cooperative" arrangement may in fact sustatain the conflict it was intended to transform. Severl case studies are discussed as pacing the...

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