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Syrian conflict likely fueled by climate change

A severe drought that helped fuel the Syrian conflict has been linked to climate change, according to a study published this week. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, adds to the ongoing debate surrounding climate change and armed conflict, suggesting that global warming may already be sparking unrest.   … Continue reading Syrian conflict likely fueled by climate change

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Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier in Syria

Among the factors that have driven the Syrian people to rise up against the Assad regime was a climate-change-related drought that caused a famine, according to ex-U.S. State Department advisor William Polk. “Syria is and has always been a complex society,” Polk wrote recently in describing the conflict’s context for The Atlantic. But it “has … Continue reading Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier in Syria

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