Climate Change ‘Contributing Factor’ in Syrian Conflict

Climate Central: Moist air comes flowing off the Mediterranean into Syria each winter, unleashing rains that transform the dull brown countryside into myriad hues of green. But in 2005, the rains never fully materialized, the first of five consecutive failed rainy seasons that sparked the worst drought in Syria's history and directly preceded the country's descent into civil war. A groundbreaking study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that climate change doubled or......

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