As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, a new study claims that the conflict in Syria was fuelled by global warming. A devastating drought, which lasted for three years before the start of the conflict, was made more severe due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. The study claims that the drought was 2-3 times more likely because of climate change.
New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014 while the economy grew. This marks the first time in four decades that the world economy grows while carbon emissions don't. The change is likely due to an increase in renewable energy.