Climate change and the tragedy in the Mediterranean – are there connections?

Climate change and the tragedy in the Mediterranean – are there connections?

This article was first published in Responding to Climate Change.  Why are so many people drowning in the Mediterranean? The short answer is this: we cancelled the search and rescue operation. Worse, we decided to cancel it because we knew it would make the crossing...
Did climate change lead to the conflict in Syria? We examine new research that claims a powerful link.

Did climate change lead to the conflict in Syria? We examine new research that claims a powerful link.

A new academic paper points to a connection between climate change and the conflict in Syria. The research also identifies migrants as a key factor in the violence. We’re anticipating a lot of comment and debate on this over the coming week, so in this piece we...