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Beginning in 2007, Syria and the greater Fertile Crescent experienced the worst three year drought ever recorded in the region. Recent research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the drought may have contributed to the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The effects of climate change on the food supply exacerbated the underlying tensions that have led to ongoing Middle East instability