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Også den amerikanske utenriksministeren John Kerry snakkewr m klima som en del av årsaken til flyktningekrisen:
Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Saturday that climate change didn't cause the Syrian conflict, but he said it did play a large role in making the situation worse.
In a speech at the Milan Expo in Italy, Kerry said that climate change and the resulting food shortages play a large role in national security and urged the international community to come together to find a solution.
"Make no mistake: The implications here extend well beyond hunger," Kerry said, according to an Associated Press report. "This isn't only about global food security; it's about global security — period."
Violence in Syria under the regime of President Bashar Assad has resulted in the mass migration of millions of immigrants into Europe, straining resources there. Kerry said that the already-bad situation under the regime was worsened by climate change and the resulting drought and food shortage.
"I'm not suggesting the crisis in Syria was caused by climate change — obviously, it wasn't," Kerry said in the speech. "It was caused by a brutal dictator who barrel-bombed, starved, tortured and gassed his own people. But the devastating drought clearly made a bad situation a lot worse."