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5 places climate change could spark war

By: Devereaux Bell on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.

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Southern Africa

Much of southern Africa is desperately poor and climate change conditions could push struggling states to collapse. This could create an untenable refugee situation, resulting in armed conflict as relocating peoples are oppressed, either by existing militaries or by xenophobic local populations. Food security in southern Africa is already an issue due to unprecedented droughts, which have forced countries to import massive amounts of food. (Text: Devereaux Bell)