News From the Field
Cool heads likely won't prevail in a hotter, wetter world
August 1, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Researchers at Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, report that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation greatly increase the risk of personal and civil violence, and suggest that more human conflict is a likely outcome of climate change.Full Story
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