This study investigates the extent of climate change, variability and the incidents of climate disaster events and links with conflicts in South Sudan using meteorological data, records of conflicts, floods and droughts.

The authors found that temperatures have increased and rainfall decreased since the 1970s, as well as associated flood and drought disasters. While they found no significant link between climate change and conflicts, they did note that conflicts occur after floods or droughts, suggesting that they may have contributed to conflict.