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Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq | Lexicon of Food

Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq

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It was a few weeks after the rains failed in the winter of 2009 that residents of Shirqat first noticed the strange bearded men.

Circling like vultures among the stalls of the town’s fertilizer market in Iraq’s northern Salahaddin governorate, they’d arrow in on the most shabbily dressed farmers, and tempt them with... Read more on news.nationalgeographic.com