Climate Change, Weather Shocks and Violent Conflict: A Critical Look at the Evidence

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Abstract

We use cross-country data to explore whether temperature and rainfall shocks trigger violent conflict, or not. We include a wide range of country and time samples, and explore whether the impact of weather shocks is conditional on income or political regimes. Our overall conclusion is sobering. Notwithstanding the attention this topic has attracted from the media and policy makers, we find little robust evidence linking weather shocks to the onset of conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Association of Agricultural Economists>2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil -
Duration: 18 Aug 201224 Aug 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association of Agricultural Economists>2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Period18/08/1224/08/12

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    Klomp, J. G., & Bulte, E. H. (2012). Climate Change, Weather Shocks and Violent Conflict: A Critical Look at the Evidence. Paper presented at International Association of Agricultural Economists>2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, . http://purl.umn.edu/125861