Human-induced climate change is affecting global climate in unprecedented ways. As the global temperature rises, there are sure to be numerous effects on the world’s systems, both natural and unnatural. Many researchers and policymakers have tried to identify links between climate change and how they affect political stability. This I.S. attempts to add to this body of literature by analyzing three cases from the West African Sahel region. After conducting qualitative case studies of Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mali, this I.S. concludes that a potential, direct link exists between environmental degradation caused by climate change and state insecurity.
Global and International Studies
Pelkonen, Aleksi M., "When it Rains it Pours: A Comparative Case Study of the Relationship between Climate Variability and State Security in the West African Sahel" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7598.
Sahel, Climate Change, Security
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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