There is a high-profile body of work asserting a link between anthropogenic
climate change and increased rates of violence. There is also an expanding
literature that is highly skeptical of this research. Critics point out that (1) this
research has so far produced widely divergent findings, and that there is no
consensus on a causal link between climate and the incidence of conflict. Critics
also argue that much climate violence research (2) draws upon a long-discredited
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