Syria’s Climate Conflict

September 5th, 2015 by Sustainable Witney Leave a reply »

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

 

http://www.upworthy.com/trying-to-follow-what-is-going-on-in-syria-and-why-this-comic-will-get-you-there-in-5-minutes

SyriasClimateConflictCartoon

This image is an excerpt from the comic linked to above at Upworthy. Written by Audrey Quinn and illustrated by Jackie Roche it looks back at the underlying causes of a people fleeing their homeland.

Even amongst researchers critical of linking war and catastrophes to climate change, Syria is considered an exception:

“I have tremendous respect for the authors of the recent study of violence in Syria,” Solow says. “But given the history of Syria and the region generally, I find it hard to believe that, but for the drought, this violence would not have occurred.”

There is a Refugees Welcome event taking place in Oxford tomorrow at 3pm.

 

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