Climate change breeds conflicts & mass exodus

Jan 28, 2019, 7:20 AM EST
(Source: Steven dosRemedios/flickr)
(Source: Steven dosRemedios/flickr)

A new report published in the journal Global Environmental Change states that a shift in climatic conditions not only results in increased migration but also directly causes it.

The study drew from contemporary cases, such as Syria’s war, that climate change deprives the regions of their natural resources, for example rainfall, breeding strife among the inhabitants and eventually forcing mass exodus as conditions turn inhospitable and unsustainable, notes Futurism.

Although, scientists and environmentalists have been vocal about the link between climate change, conflicts and mass migrations, this is the first time connection has been established by a study. The findings come at a time when the world has already begun to realize the truth of climate change driven mass migrations in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office, in a recent report to Congress, criticized the Trump administration’s attempt to design foreign policy and diplomatic strategies without figuring in climate change, a factor that could displace millions and strain social and economic structures around the globe, reports Eco Watch