Trying to Follow What Is Going on in Syria and Why? This Comic Will Get You There in 5 Minutes.

The reasons for the war in Syria is complex. But one of them is not what you expect it to be.

The headlines are full of the heartbreaking stories of Syrian refugees — including young children — who have died trying to reach safety in other countries. The story of these refugees is deeply tied to the effects of climate change. Syria experienced a massive drought between 2006 and 2010, which …