Weather Wars


BARREN GROUND: Women dry laundry near Kaguro village in North Darfur. The fight for water, food and fuel has inflamed tensions between farmers and nomads

Climate change doesn't just cause ecological disasters. A new book by one of our correspondents shows how it is also behind some of the world's nastiest conflicts

In 2007, I flew to Chad and drove east to the 21st century's first war over water. Darfur, a barren, mountainous land just below the Sahara in western Sudan, is one of the world's worst man-made disasters. Four years of fighting has killed 200,000 people and made refugees of 2.5 million more. The immediate cause is well known: the Arab supremacist janjaweed and their backers in the Sudanese government are waging a campaign...

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