Prince Charles links Syrian civil war to drought
The Prince of Wales has said climate change may have been one of the causes of the bloody civil war in Syria.
Charles linked the conflict, which has left hundreds of thousands dead, created millions of refugees and seen the rise of Islamic State (IS), with drought in the Middle Eastern nation.
Charles told Sky News 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".
"It's only in the last few years that the Pentagon have actually started to pay attention to this. I mean, it has a huge impact on what is happening."