Can climate change cause wars?

Climate on the Mind: A series

By Clayton Aldern

For decades, psychologists have studied the links between temperature and aggression. Whatever the mechanism, it seems to be the case that with spikes in heat come spikes in violence. How can we understand this effect, and what might it mean for the risk of larger scale conflicts like war?

Check out the video above. After all, we’re living in a warming world.

Originally published at grist.org on February 17, 2016.

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