View Full Version : Academics Find ‘Climate Change’ Not Responsible for Displacement, Conflict in Africa

04-27-2018, 01:20 PM
Academics at University College London (UCL) have said there is little basis to justify terms like ‘climate refugee’ after finding that the majority of conflict in Africa and forced migration has been as a result of rapid population growth.

Published in Palgrave Communications, a major new study examining the causes of conflict and human displacement across East Africa over the last 50 years found that climate variations including drought and global temperature had little impact.

“Terms such as climate migrants and climate wars have increasingly been used to describe displacement and conflict, however these terms imply that climate change is the main cause,” said Mark Maslin, a professor of geography and leading expert on past regional and global climate change.

“Our research suggests that socio-political factors are the primary cause while climate change is a threat multiplier,” he said

The academics have all been burned at the stake for heresy ! :sarcasm:


04-27-2018, 05:36 PM
Someone has grown a pair and used some common sense.

What a concept!