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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

II. Weather-related disasters and violent conflict

Chapter:
8. Exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Malin Mobjörk

One of the consequences of climate change is an increase in extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, heatwaves and storms.1 Many of these events lead to destruction and death. The study of weather-related disasters has recently become more prominent as a way to analyse potential links between climate change and violent conflict. The study of the social consequences of disasters seems particularly promising as a means to increase knowledge about structural conditions, conflict dynamics and specific mechanisms linking weather-related disasters and violent conflict.2 The environmental consequences of extreme weather-related disasters (i.e. floods and droughts) do not differ in principle, and the stresses placed on the social and political fabric of affected societies by weather-related disasters are more immediate than the slow-onset consequences of climate change.

Citation (MLA):
Mobjörk, Malin. "8. Exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-8-div1-42.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Mobjörk, M. (2016). 8. Exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-8-div1-42.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Mobjörk, Malin. "8. Exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-8-div1-42.xml
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