By 2050, increased temperatures and intense storms could cause conflicts between ethnic groups and nations to rise by as much as 56 percent.

U.S. soldier 2LT Harris of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior pauses during mission on mountains near Honaker Miracle camp (Carlos Barria/ Reuters) It’s a lot easier to lose your cool when it’s hot outside. Just wait until your car’s air conditioning is broken and a vehicle in front of you at a fresh green light doesn’t move. Honk honk! Sociologists and those who study crime have long noticed that interpersonal conflict and violence rises on very hot days and nights, as anyone who’s seen Do The Right Thing will tell you. But a new study suggests there is a surprisingly strong link between climate change and conflict on a range of scales—from violent crime between individuals, to wars, and even the collapse of civilizations. Read More…  logo