Hot, Dry Conditions of El Niño Cycle Linked to Increase in Conflicts

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The hot and dry conditions that El Niño weather phenomenon brings to tropical nations can double the risk of conflicts, with 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 triggered by effects of this climate cycle, according to new analysis from a research team from Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Princeton University.