Climate change created a massive drought in Syria and Iraq, leading to increased destabilization. So did climate change aid in the rise of ISIS?
Obama ends Paris climate visit with spotlight on legacy
“President Barack Obama has long made clear he wants action on climate change to be part of his legacy, and Tuesday in Paris he raised the stakes.”
Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought
“Before the Syrian uprising that began in 2011, the greater Fertile Crescent experienced the most severe drought in the instrumental record.”
Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change
“Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said Monday that an extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011.”
Bernie Sanders doubles down on climate change-terrorism link
“Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doubled down on the link between terrorism and climate change Sunday in defense of his stance that global warming presents the greatest national security threat to the United States.”
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