Climate Variability, Drought, and the Belief that High Gods Are Associated with Weather in Nonindustrial Societies

Weather, Climate, and Society Vol/Iss. 13(2) American Meteorological Society Boston Published In Pages: 259-272
By Ember, Carol R., Skoggard, Ian, Felzer, Benjamin, Pitek, Emily, Jiang, Mingkai


There will be a positive correlation between dry climates and beliefs that high gods are associated with the weather.


As measured by dry factor. There was also a significant and negative correlation between wet climates and beliefs that high gods were associated with the weather (r: -0.65 to -0.32; p<0.001 to p<0.1). n range: 23-45.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson's rSupportedp<0.05r: 0.47-0.65Two-tailed