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Life is a Lab Lecture: Climate and Conflict

This public lecture focused on research on the links between extreme climate, economic development, and human violence, and its implications for our societies in the coming century.

Civil WarPublished PaperPolitical Economy and Conflict2010
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Warming Increases the Risk of Civil War in AfricaPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2009
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Reconciling Temperature-conflict Results in KenyaWorking PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2013
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Temperature and violencePublished PaperEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2014
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Reconciling climate-conflict meta-analyses: reply to Buhaug et al.Published PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2014
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Poverty and Witch KillingPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2005
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Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human ConflictPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2013
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Poverty and Crime in 19th Century GermanyPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimateOtherPolitical Economy and Conflict2006
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Incorporating Climate Uncertainty into Estimates of Climate Change ImpactsPublished PaperEnvironment and ClimateOtherResearch Methodology2015
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Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic productionPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and Climate2015
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Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables ApproachPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and Conflict2004
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Climate and ConflictOtherEnvironment and ClimatePolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2015
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Does Climate Change Cause Conflict?Brookings Institution
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El cambio climático nos hará un 23% más pobres a finales de sigloDiario Público
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Why thousands of elderly women are called ‘witches’ before being burned alive or knifed to death in AfricaMirror
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Despite Murderous Attacks, Tanzania’s ‘Witches’ Fight for LandIndraStra
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Young Kenyans are murdering elderly relatives they claim are witches, but it really has nothing to do with magical beliefsQuartz
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This Is What Heat Does to Us—and the EconomyBllomberg
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Will Climate Change Destroy the Global Economy?Niskanen Center
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Ich mach mir die Welt, wie sie mir nicht gefälltDer Spiegel
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Ce qu’il faut savoir sur les changments climatiques, la violence et l’aggressivitéAgence Science Presse
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How Economic Prosperity Spared WitchesUSA Today
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Deutsche Bank maps climate change risks for investmentsSydney Morning Herald
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Climate, Conflict and Economic Development: The Next 50 YearsUniversity of Oslo, NorwayOctober 19, 2017
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Climate, Conflict and DevelopmentColorado College, Colorado Springs, COMay 3, 2018
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Civil War and Economic DevelopmentBoston, MA, USAJune 6, 2009
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Understanding African Development: Trends and ProspectsSan Francisco, CA, USAMarch 9, 2013
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Conflict, Climate, and African Development (Oxford)Oxford, UKMarch 18, 2013
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Conflict, Climate, and African Development (Harvard)Cambridge, MA, USAApril 2, 2013
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TEDxBerkeley talk: Climate, Conflict, and African DevelopmentZellerbach Hall, UC BerkeleyFebruary 8, 2014
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International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC): The Economics of Civil WarSan Diego, CADecember 7, 2014
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Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) 2015UC BerkeleyJune 8, 2015
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Conflict, Climate + Development in AfricaZurich, SwitzerlandNovember 16, 2015
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World Bank Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) LectureWashington, DC USASeptember 15, 2015
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Weather and ViolenceNew York Times
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Using Foreign Aid to Stop ConflictMarketplace
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Do Conflicts Cause Poverty, or Vice VersaVox
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Stop Conflict Before It StartsBloomberg Businessweek
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