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Climate Change in the Levant: Further Evidence Strengthens Case for Role in Syrian Instability
By Dr. Colin Kelley, Senior Research Fellow, The Center for Climate and Security
A new study provides the strongest evidence to date that the drying of the eastern Mediterranean Levant region over recent decades is very likely the result of human influence on the Earth’s climate system. This research uses tree-ring data in the Old World Drought Atlas to better characterize year-to-year and decade-to-decade natural rainfall variability over the greater Mediterranean basin. (more…)