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 correlation between climates with extreme cold or hot temperatures and beliefs that high gods are associated with the weather.


r statistic for cold climates was always negative and for hot climates was always positive. n range: 23-29


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Pearson's rNot supportedp>0.1r: -0.30 to 0.28Two-tailed