Climate change, conflict and health


Sondorp, E; Patel, P; (2003) Climate change, conflict and health. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97 (2). pp. 139-40. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: 10.1016/S0035-9203(03)90100-3

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Abstract

Both conflict and climate change may produce serious negative health consequences. However, there is insufficient evidence that climate change, e.g. through environmental degradation or fresh water shortages, leads to conflict as is often claimed. Also, current theory on cause of conflict would refute this hypothesis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: climate change, conflict, violent conflict
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
PubMed ID: 14584364
Web of Science ID: 186034200003
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/15962

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