Climate Change Is a Root Cause of Syrian War: Prince Charles

Prince Charles is crediting the world’s failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the war in Syria, terrorism and Europe’s refugee crisis, NBC News reports.

In an interview with Sky News recorded before the Paris attacks, the prince said the symptoms were caused by not “dealing with the problem.”

"Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change which means that people have to move," he said.

He is to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week.

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