Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Climate change fuels insurgency in Afghanistan

Flash - Climate change fuels insurgency in Afghanistan - France 24
Historically speaking, a snowless year is highly unusual for this ancient capital, built 1,500 metres (5,000 feet) above sea-level in the foothills of the Hindu Kush. "Kabul can be without gold but not without snow", according to a local proverb.
But as the world gets warmer, that is changing.
"Countrywide, in the last decade nearly every year has seen either flooding or drought," Mohammad Salim, an expert at the United Nations Development Programs agency said. "And if the current trends continue, droughts will become the new normal."

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