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

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