Publication Date

April 2018

Advisor(s)

Kathleen Klaus

Major

College of Social Studies

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

I hypothesize that in regions neglected by their governments, in addition to facing a recent or continued history of violent conflict, effects of climate change will intensify the probability of having armed conflict, and hence, we should predict a greater level of overall causalities (i.e. civilian deaths) compared to regions that have similar significant climate change effects but lack a similar history of violence and government neglect issues. I use Turkana as my positive case study and find that there has been an increase in armed conflict due to climate variability in Northern Kenya.

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