Water, Drought, Climate Change, and Conflict in Syria

  title={Water, Drought, Climate Change, and Conflict in Syria},
  author={Peter H. Gleick},
  journal={Weather, Climate, and Society},
  • P. Gleick
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • Economics
  • Weather, Climate, and Society
AbstractThe devastating civil war that began in Syria in March 2011 is the result of complex interrelated factors. The focus of the conflict is regime change, but the triggers include a broad set of religious and sociopolitical factors, the erosion of the economic health of the country, a wave of political reform sweeping over the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Levant region, and challenges associated with climate variability and change and the availability and use of freshwater. As… 

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