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Today’s Thought: Climate Change Was a Catalyst of Populist Movements

Today’s Thought from my Readwise collection is from David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth, as he makes an important point about how climate change was a catalyst of populist movements over the past decade.

“Beginning in 2011, about one million Syrian refugees were unleashed on Europe by a civil war inflamed by climate change and drought—and in a very real sense, much of the “populist moment” the entire West is passing through now is the result of panic produced by the shock of those migrants.”