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There is currently a massive refugee or migrant problem facing Europe, as people flee various war torn countries across North Africa and the Middle East, particularly Syria. What most people don;t realise is that these refugees are essentially climate refugees. The Arab spring that lead to so much unrest around north Africa and the Middle east, started in Tunisia as a protest against rising food prices. The prices were escalating due to climate change induced drought that had slashed harvests across North Africa. In Syria in particular, drought from 2010 onwards caused masses of people to leave the land and flock to the cities, a catalyst for unrest that kicked off the protests in Syria and lead to the current war.