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Study Links Climate Change and Violence, Battle Ensues

Science  02 Aug 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6145, pp. 444-445
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6145.444

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In many cities, violence spikes with the temperature. Some social scientists say that the same could be true globally, proposing that climate change could lead to escalating violence. Now, a study published online this week in Science tries to quantify the increase.