Andrea R. Herman, 2015
As Climate Changes, will we Change our Temperament?
Economic and humanitarian concerns must seriously be taken into consideration in assessing the link between conflict and climate change. "The costs of inaction are probably higher than we previously thought: "Our results suggest that rates of human conflict could rise relative to a world without climate change," Burke said.
The evidence, even if only suggestive, tells us that it is time to act more diligently to combat climate change.
Do you think it is obvious that climate effects our lives?
Do you think our hormones or other physiological attributes change because of the environment and therefore make us more or less temperamental?
Freedom of movement away from bad climates may limit conflict; if you have the means to move away from the rain, then you will be happier doing so. We must also consider those who are financially incapable of moving away from climates that make them unhappy. Will continuing environmental degradation resulting from climate change, as it already impacts impoverished communities (economies, resources, etc.), make those at risk even worse off?
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1 Douglas Main. Hot and Angry -- Yes, Climate Change Could Increase Conflict. accessed on 10/11/2013 at http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/03/hot-and-angry-yes-climate-change-could-increase-conflict.