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Cool heads likely won't prevail in a hotter, wetter world

August 1, 2013

map showing increase the risk of personal violence 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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