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Their counterparts in Syria fared much worse ... the wells ran dry and Syria’s farmland collapsed in an epic dust storm. More than a million farmers joined massive shantytowns on the outskirts of Aleppo, Homs, Damascus and other cities in a futile attempt to find work and purpose.

To what extent the current situation in Syria influenced by environmental changes, I wonder?

Unemployed farmers -> Social instability -> Civil Unrest -> War?




This SciAm article lays it out exactly as you do.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-has...


Isn't that exactly what the article says, one paragraph further than your quote?




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