Climate shifts ‘not to blame’ for African civil wars

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The BBC reports :

Climate change is not responsible for civil wars in Africa, a study suggests.

It challenges previous assumptions that environmental disasters, such as drought and prolonged heat waves, had played a part in triggering unrest. Instead, it says, traditional factors – such as poverty and social tensions – were often the main factors behind the outbreak of conflicts. The findings have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the United States.

Nature article here:

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