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A ‘climate war’ in Syria?

In an article in "The Conversation", researchers Lina Eklund and Darcy Thompson from Lund University write about their research on links between drought, migration and conflict.
Lina Eklund
Lina Eklund

"This narrative assumes that there is a relationship between drought, migration and conflict. However, the connection is not so clear-cut. Our worry is that putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors in determining a community’s vulnerability to environmental stress. Conflict is not inevitable in the face of drought."

Read the whole article in The Conversation, 21 July 2017: Is Syria really a 'climate war'?

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