Wars and Environment

War is waged differently today and has widespread environmental impacts that last for a long period time. Modern chemical, biological and nuclear warfare has the potential to wreak unprecedented environmental havoc

Source: www.ecomena.org

When warfare causes the mass movement of people, the resulting impacts on the environment can be catastrophic. Widespread deforestation, unchecked hunting, soil erosion and contamination of land and water by human waste occur when thousands of humans are forced to settle in a new area. 

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