Publication: Conflict in a changing climate by GlobalPolicyLab Member

Tamma and Sol, along with co-author Marshall Burke at Stanford, published a review of the climate and violence literature in a Special Topics issue of the European Physical Journal.

The review focuses on how to use empirical evidence from historical climate-conflict relationships to make projections about the future. We present new evidence suggesting that income mitigates the impact of temperature on crime and conflict, implying that future projections may be improved by incorporating income-based adaptation. Check out a more detailed blog post about the publication on the blog G-FEED here

Publication: Drug Trafficking Organizations and Local Economic Activity in Mexico by Solomon Hsiang

Felipe González's paper Drug Trafficking Organizations and Local Economic Activity in Mexico was published in PLOS ONE.

(It's the first term paper from our course Spatial Data and Analysis to be published.)

Drug trafficking organizations across space and time. Municipalities colored in black have at least one DTO operating.

Book published on economic risk of climate change by GlobalPolicyLab Member

Amir Jina, James Rising, and Solomon Hsiang were coauthors on the book "Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus" published by Columbia University Press. The analysis in the book was the research behind the Risky Business initiative lead by Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson and Tom Steyer. Commentary by Karen Fisher-Vanden, Michael Greenstone, Geoffrey Heal, Michael Oppenheimer, and Nicholas Stern and Bob Ward enrich the original analysis.

Get the book on Amazon.

Report on the Economic Risks of Climate Change by GlobalPolicyLab Member

Solomon Hsiang, Amir Jina, James Rising, and colleagues published a major report--The American Climate Prospectus--providing the first detailed assessment of the economic risks posed by climate change to the US economy. The analysis was the foundation of the Risky Business report, published simultaneously by Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson, Tom Steyer, and colleagues.

Read the Berkeley press release.

Read the American Climate Prospectus.

Read the Risky Business Report.