The BBC reported yesterday that climatic factors have been cited as reasons for several recent conflicts, including the conflict in Darfur. AJWS has been a leader in addressing the crisis in Darfur but it’s not often that we pause to attribute some of the possible causes of civil conflict and genocide to warm climates. What’s the connection? The story goes something like this: Warmer conditions create a scarcity of food; a scarcity of food hastens economic instability and social strife; social strife leads to violence. But is it really that simple? Learn more.