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No, Prince Charles, Climate Change Is NOT Responsible For Syria Or ISIS

In September I wrote a piece called For The Last Time, No, The Syrian Crisis Was Not Caused By Climate Change.

Clearly, though, my approach wasn’t subtle enough because a month later I had to write another piece called No, Charlotte Church. The Syrian Civil War Was Not Caused By Climate Change.

But there’s always one, isn’t there?

Now, it would seem, I’m going to have to wheel out yet another piece on the subject for the benefit of the dur-brain at the back. The dur-brain’s name is Windsor – Charles Windsor, aka The Prince of Wales – and here’s what he had to say in an interview with Sky News at the weekend.

Asked whether there was a link between climate change, Syria and terrorism, the Prince said:


He added:

“Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change which means that people have to move.”

“And in fact there’s very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land but increasingly they came into the cities.”

Coming less than a week after the massacre in Paris, the Prince’s remarks might seem not just warped, thick, irresponsible and hysterical but also crassly insensitive.

We can perhaps let him off the latter charge because the interview was recorded three weeks ago. But the first criticisms still stand. Although


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