In this month’s show, we examine three issues that build on the relationship between environmental stresses and conflict. First, we examine the impact of a five-year drought on the Syrian Revolution. Then, we investigate the effects of changes in global climate on farming, particularly in regions prone to conflict. Finally, we ask whether water scarcity in Yemen is a threat to national security. But first, a brief commentary on the current state of environmental issues.
May 3, 2013