The issue of the interlinkage between climate change and the generation of conflicts has been extensively studied for over a decade.
A group of Italian and British geoscientists coordinated by Alessandro Tibaldi, Associate Professor of Structural Geology at the University of Milan-Bicocca (and co-founder of GeoSocial), has successfully tested an innovative methodology for studying seismic hazard in an area in Iceland that has been hit by strong earthquakes in the past.
On the night of April 6, 2009, a moment magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck central Italy in the vicinity of L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzo region, killing 309 people and destroying or rendering uninhabitable approximately 20,000 buildings. The quake injured at least 1,500 residents and temporarily displaced more than 65,000.
The Yamal peninsula is located in the north-western part of Russia at a latitude between 67° N and 73° N and stretches out for about 700 km in the Kara Sea.
Poisonous gas emissions from the current eruption at Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland, started blowing westward, affecting the western Icelandic coastline, where Reykjavík and other large inhabited areas are located.
Is the unprecedented, ongoing drought in California linked to human-induced climate change? This question, which has been plaguing climate scientists for quite a long time, may now have an answer.