Climate change leads to wars in Africa December 4, 2009 : 11:46 AM

According to the Telegraph:

"The march of climate change could make civil wars much more likely, new research suggests, with models predicting nearly 400,000 extra deaths in African conflicts by 2030."

"A rise of as little as 1C could make civil conflict in sub-Saharan Africa more than 50 per cent more likely, according to the study."

"Marshall Burke, a University of California economist and the study's lead author, said: "Our study finds that climate change could increase the risk of African civil war by over 50 percent in 2030 relative to 1990, with huge potential costs to human livelihood."