OREANDA-NEWS  Researchers have identified a significant relationship, the link between climate change and war in world history. An article that points to a new threat of global warming to humanity was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Historians have found that three states that simultaneously existed on the Korean Peninsula from 18 BC to 660 AD were more than twice as likely to engage in armed conflict with neighbors when they were affected by extreme weather events. such as drought or heavy rainfall. The connection between the wars of nations and climatic conditions was identified based on the analysis of historical records from the period of the Three States: Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla.

At the same time, the state that suffered from natural disasters also found itself under the threat of invasion more often than it went over to the offensive on the territory of the enemy. The reason for this is that the food security crisis made the country more vulnerable to invasion by enemies.

According to scientists, the results of the study will help to make efforts to identify and protect the peoples living in countries that are especially vulnerable to climate-related conflicts.