Sampling bias might be distorting view of upheaval due to global warming

A small team of researchers from The University of Melbourne, the Georg Eckert Institute and Freie Universität has found problems with research related to assessing the propensity for war amid environmental changes due to global warming. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group argues that much of current research on the topic suffers from several bias flaws. Cullen Hendrix with the University of Denver outlines the arguments by the research team in the same journal issue and suggests future research efforts will have to be refocused if they are to be useful in predicting future conflicts based on global warming projections.

Link between climate change and conflict overstated, says report

Academic review finds literature presents a distorted picture of how climate affects social upheaval. Andrew P Street reports.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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