Climate change brings conflict, Senegal leader warns

Nigeria's Islamist Boko Harm is active in the Lake Chad region, which is facing an ecological disaster from vanishing watersSenegal’s President Macky Sall sees a link between climate change and security, in particular when it comes to the jihadist threat in the Sahel. “Global warming exacerbates receding water levels… and when water becomes scarce there are fewer agricultural lands and conflict begins,” Sall told AFP in an interview after signing the Paris climate deal at the United Nations. “Water is a life source, an opportunity for development and partnership, but if we are not careful, water can be a source of conflict and instability,” Sall said.

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