Monday, June 27, 2011
Drought cause or not?
News reports http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13937486 indicate that "War and drought in Somalia are leading an unprecedented number of people to flee across the border into Kenya". Surely the issue is that war (and lack of governance) have undermined people's abilities to cope with drought? That is, the drought per se is not the cause of migration. Instead, it is people's lack of ability to deal with a drought--with the lack of ability being due to human factors only, with no climate-related connections.
Posted by ccmigration at 11:45 PM