Darfur: The First Climatic Change War

September 7, 2007

On the latest BBC One Planet episode, Richard Hollingham describes the Darfur crisis as the first climatic change war and looks at Morocco, Bangladesh and East Africa, regions where resources are already strained, for clues into this new phenomenon.
Refugee camp in the Darfur region

News Update:
The Sudanese government and U.N. officials announced today plans for new peace talks to be held next month in Lybia. However, the BBC reports that the leader of the largest rebel group will not attend the meeting while the fighting continues.

The UN estimates the conflict, which began over four years ago, has claimed the lives of over 200,000 and displaced more than 2.5 million people.

(Background information on Darfur conflict)

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One Response to “Darfur: The First Climatic Change War”


  1. […] way to “new wars, which are going to be about territory and arable land.” He mentions the Darfur conflict as an […]


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