Weather And Wars Are They Related

08.26.11 | Sarah Harnisch

      A new study has found a possible link between weather and wars. Researchers at Columbia University studied six decades worth of conflicts and found that the chances of violence in tropical regions nearly doubles during the hot, dry spells of El Nino. Scientists didn't blame the conflicts on the weather, but said those conditions might exacerbate tensions and could trigger an outbreak of violence that might not occur until later. The findings support earlier studies that found drought conditions that destroyed food supplies might contribute to uprisings.