Climate change is a major contributor to migration and displacement. Persistent drought forced as many as 1.5 million Syrian farmers to move to overcrowded cities, contributing to social turmoil and ultimately a civil war that drove hundreds of thousands of people to attempt to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. Drought also worsened refugee crises in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and other parts of the continent.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
Sadly, the Paris Agreement Isn't Nearly Enough,
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