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Prince Charles blames “horrors” of jihad in Syria on a failure to tackle climate change

“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.” If that was what led to the war in Syria, then why haven’t Syrian Christians formed terror groups? Is the climate different for Syrian Christians? And to what climate events does Prince Charles attribute the July 7, 2005 jihad bombings in London?


“Now Prince Charles blames the ‘horrors’ of the Syria war on a failure to tackle climate change… so finally someone agrees with Charlotte Church,” by Chris Brooke, Daily Mail, November 23, 2015 (thanks to Michael):

The Syrian crisis that is spreading terror across the world was prompted by climate change, the Prince of Wales has claimed.

In a controversial interview, Charles argued that the cumulative effect of global warming was ‘one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria’.

He warned that a decades-long failure to tackle climate change inevitably meant ‘greater conflict over scarce resources’ and that even the Pentagon had realised the root cause of war and terrorism was ‘what we’re doing to our environment’.

His outspoken comments were made in an interview with Sky News recorded before the Paris attacks.

Charles claimed the current crisis resulted from five or six years of drought in Syria, which forced vast numbers to leave their homeland.

His remarks follow US research in which scientists said that climate change was a key factor in the 2011 uprising that sparked the civil war in which 250,000 Syrians have died and more than 11million have been forced


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