06 Jul '18, 4pm

Why #climate change is a security matter: @KittyvdHeijden

Why #climate change is a security matter: @KittyvdHeijden

This blog post first appeared on NRC.nl On a satellite map of Mali , the Inner Niger Delta looks like a giant green smudge on a beige, sandy background. It is remote, remarkable and a reminder of the complex interplay between some of the biggest issues facing Europe and climate change. The delta itself is lush, blessed with a water supply from the Niger River that has turned this part of the semi-arid Sahel into a veritable oasis. But it is also vulnerable. The natural balance between its people, its ecosystem and the waters that give it life can easily be upset, with shockwaves reaching as far away as Europe. In the Netherlands, which is grappling with issues such as security and migration, the Niger Delta is a reminder of the irrevocable links between these issues and the impact of climate change. The Sahel is no easy place to live, sandwiched between the blank expanse o...

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