Armed conflict risks could be heightened by future climate impacts

Conflict and civil wars have been driven over the past century by levels of poverty, inequality among groups in countries, and illegitimate governments.
But environmental impacts and climate shocks have played a role in some historical conflicts, according to the new study. Crucially, the study suggests that climate change may heighten the risk of future outbreaks.
An international team of experts, including Professor Neil Adger from the University of Exeter, has examined why conflicts, such as civil war, occur and the past and future role of climate change.