About This Event
In 2006, Syria suffered its worst drought in 900 years which experts cited as a contributing factor to the social unrest and riots preceding the current civil war. Global “hot spots”—where tensions are high due to overpopulation, resource scarcity, weak governance, underdevelopment, and other causes—are especially susceptible to the destabilizing effects changes in climate can prompt. Manmade or not, governments, militaries, and corporations are taking climate change into account when developing operational strategies—and predicting future needs. What countries are most at risk for climate-induced destabilization and what will that mean for geopolitical alliances?