In Niger, rising temperatures mean barren fields — but fertile ground for terrorism

Mike Cerre:

Spikes in precipitation, both too much and too little, which are commonly associated with changing climate conditions, can be directly correlated with spikes in migration. Combine that with the Sahel's dependence on agriculture and its chronic problems with poverty, population growth and lack of any real infrastructure for dealing with these issues, more people who depend on the land to live have no other choice than to leave.