Sunday, November 26, 2017
ISIS uses climate change as recruiting tool
New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman was the first I saw to connect climate change to conflict in the Middle East:
climate change—>drought—>social upheaval—>ham-handed government response = Syrian war.
But now evidence is building that ISIS is deliberately using climate change and droughts as a recruiting tool.
Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq - National Geographic