Study Links Conflict in Syria to Climate Change

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Study Links Conflict in Syria to Climate Change

by RP Siegel
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Was #climatechange a key factor leading up to the current conflict in #Syria? http://bit.ly/18NAxmz via @RPSiegel @Justmeans

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

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There has been speculation and concern among many factions, including the US security community, that the onset of climate change will usher in economic, political and social unrest, leading to additional conflicts around the world. In a report released last fall, the DoD referred to climate change as a “threat multiplier.”

Now, a new report just released in the proceedings of National Academy of Science claims that climate change was a key factor leading up to the current conflict in Syria.

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RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. He has been published in business and technical journals and has written three books. His third, co-authored with Roger Saillant, is Vapor Trails, an eco-thriller that is being adapted for the big screen. RP is a professional engineer – and a prolific inventor, with 50 patents, numerous awards, and several commercial products. He is president of Rain Mountain LLC and is an active environmental advocate in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. In addition to Justmeans, he writes for Triple Pundit, ThomasNet News, and Energy Viewpoints, occasionally contributing to Mechanical Engineering, Strategy + Business, and Huffington Post.

Keywords: Environment | Ahmen Maher | Christiana Figueres | Climate Wars | Colin P. Kelley Center for Climate and Security | Justmeans | Martin P. Hoerling | National Academy of Science | Rear Admiral David Titley | SLATE | Syria

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