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Study finds that global warming exacerbates refugee crises | John Abraham

15.01.2018
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Higher temperatures increase the number of people seeking asylum in the EUThe refugee crisis - particularly in the Mediterranean area - has received large amounts of new attention in the past few years, with people fleeing from Syria and entering the European Union emblematic of the problem. There has been some research connecting this refugee problem with changes to the climate. In particular, the years preceding the Syrian refugee crisis were characterized by a severe drought that reduced farm output and led to economic and social strife there.Separating out the influences of climate change from general social instability may be impossible, because they are intimately linked. But we do know that climate change can cause social and economic instability. We also know that these instabilities can boil over into larger problems that lead to mass exodus. The problem isn't knowing the connection between climate and refugees exists - rather the problem is quantifying it. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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