June 28, 2007 – Nature publishes article on Darfur and climate change

Experts criticize UN view of Sudan conflict

A United Nations (UN) report claiming that “climate change, land degradation and the resulting competition over scarce natural resources are among the root causes” of the Darfur conflict has been met with scepticism by experts on the region. Although these factors contributed, they say, the UN overstates the case.

See Thomas Homer-Dixon on this – Darfur’s climate roots challenged

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