Climate security

The myth of climate wars?

In the years leading up to Syria’s civil war, the country endured three consecutive record-breaking droughts. By forcing internal displacement, the droughts arguably contributed to the social tensions that erupted in popular protests in 2011. But that does not mean that the Syrian conflict is a “climate war.”As extreme weather events proliferate, it’s becoming increasingly easy to find a link between climate change and violent confrontations.

27 May 2019