Climate Change, Demography, Environmental Degradation, and Armed Conflict

Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal

Using geo-referenced data, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal find that population growth and density are related to increased civil conflict, but that demographic and environmental factors are generally outweighed by political and economic ones. Therefore, they call for "paying greater attention to how resources are distributed and how political institutions create vulnerability to climate change."


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