It was widely reported in the media that Prince Charles has linked part of the reason for the conflict in Syria to cliate change. Here is an excerpt from a post about him making the link on BBC’s website:

The Prince of Wales has said climate change may have been a factor in the emergence of civil war in Syria.

Prince Charles said he was one of those who warned many years ago that there would be rising conflict over scarce resources if the issue was not tackled.

In Syria, the prince said, a drought lasting several years meant that many people were forced off the land.

His comments come in a television interview to be shown on Monday evening but recorded before the Paris attacks.

Prince Charles told Sky News: “We’re seeing a classic case of not dealing with the problem because, it sounds awful to say, but some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move.

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