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The risk of conflict rises as the world heats up | Scientific American


Affiliate Solomon Hsiang‘s research “Social and economic impacts of climate” and Affiliate Marshall Burke‘s research “Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict” were featured prominently in an article in the Scientific American discussing how the risk of conflict is rising globally as the world heats up.

“The Trump administration scorns climate science: it has rolled back environmental regulations while promoting fossil fuels, and removed and downplayed mentions of climate change on government websites, among other moves that could weaken efforts to address global warming. It should come as no surprise, then, that the White House also seems to be ignoring—even potentially challenging—research and expert opinions on the connections between climate change and national security.”

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