Climate change increases drought and conflict in Syria
09/08/2013 Leave a comment
The military has been warning that climate change would be increase conflict around the world.
Syria appears to be a case in point. A prolonged drought has reduced rainfall over the past five years and caused massive crop failures. As farmers and herders have become unable to feed their families, millions have moved into urban areas. Joining refugees from Palestine and Iraq, the displaced rural dwellers have created a situation that has not been reported until recently because the Assad regime kept journalists away.