The link between climate change and violence

Aug 8, 2013

On June 25, President Obama released a comprehensive plan to fight climate change.

Solomon M. Hsiang is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UC-Berkeley
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The plan pointed out that last year was the warmest year on record for our country. While the efforts to fight against climate change continues, researchers seem to have found another reason to prevent climate change: violence.

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have found strong linkages between human conflicts and climate change. Solomon Hsiang, an assistant professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkely and the lead author of the research, joins Current State to talk about the findings.