Climate Change’s Impact on the Afghanistan Crisis click button

Climate Change’s Impact on the Afghanistan Crisis

Afghanistan was ranked the 6th most climate insecure country in the world, according to the Germanwatch Global Climate Index, and many news stories have been written in recent years about the country’s struggles with extreme drought, devastating floods, and melting glaciers that have contributed to food insecurity and devastating losses by the nation’s farmers. 

Why This Matters: Fox News and Steven Miller quickly responded by mocking the story.

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Deforestation in Afghanistan Multiplies Climate and Security Threats

Deforestation in Afghanistan Multiplies Climate and Security Threats

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer As Stefanie Glinski reported for the Thomson Reuters Foundation this week, large-scale deforestation in Afghanistan, due primarily to the past 40 years of war, has advanced flooding in the country (as trees prevent soil erosion and serve as a buffer against flooding). According to Glinski, “Trees have long been […]

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Afghanistan’s Growing Threat is Climate Change

Afghanistan’s Growing Threat is Climate Change

Nearly six years ago the Pentagon declared that climate change poses “immediate risks” to national security and will have broad and costly impacts on the way the US military carries out its missions. While the Trump administration has largely ignored this warning, it’s beginning to play out in very real ways, especially in Afghanistan. As […]

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