Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Le réchauffement climatique à l'origine de la crise du Darfour ?. La recherche scientifique menacée par le déni de la complexité

Contents:

Author Info

  • Marc Lavergne
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The Darfur crisis is admittedly the result of a growing discrepancy between population and resources which has led to heightening tension between tribal groups over access to land and water. The degradation of the environment has been observed for over half a century, due to a large extent to the lack of rural development efforts. The crisis that erupted in 2003 is therefore the outcome of a revolt of the population against the neglect and exploitation of Darfur by the Nile riverine elites. However, the flight of the villagers who escaped massacre by the army and its janjaweed militias only aimed at ensuring their immediate survival. The displaced persons camps do not provide any possibility of continuing agro-pastoralist activities. The alternation of climate cycles does indeed show a tendency toward the diminution of rains. But this has occurred several times in the past, and nothing allows it to be linked at this stage with global warming. The emergency displacements of population occurring during peak food crises as in 1984-85 or during war operations as in 2003-4, can therefore rather be attributed to the economic and social stagnation of which this region has been the victim.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.cairn.info/load_pdf.php?ID_ARTICLE=RTM_204_0069
    Download Restriction: restricted

    File URL: http://www.cairn.info/revue-tiers-monde-2010-4-page-69.htm
    Download Restriction: restricted

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue Tiers Monde.

    Volume (Year): n°204 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 69-88

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_204_0069

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.cairn.info/revue-tiers-monde.htm

    Related research

    Keywords: Global Warming; refugees; displaced; Darfur; Sahel; Sudan;

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_204_0069. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.