Skip to comments.Climate Change and Rising Food Prices Heightened Arab Spring
Posted on 03/04/2013 2:37:02 PM PST by lbryce
If the Arab Spring taught us something, it is that the effects of climate change can serve as stressors, contributing to regional instability and conflict, experts said.
In a report published last week, researchers from the Center for American Progress, the Center for Climate and Security and the Stimson Center examined the role of climate change in the Middle East's upheaval during 2010 and 2011. Looking at long-term trends in rain, crops, food prices and migration, they were able to determine how these factors contributed to social instability in the region.
"The Arab Spring would likely have come one way or another, but the context in which it did is not inconsequential. Global warming may not have caused the Arab Spring, but it may have made it come earlier," the report says.
For example, baseball statisticians have noticed more strikeouts among professional baseball teams due to the ball rising imperceptibly with increased humidity causing hitters to miss the ball as they take full swing, that they would ordinarily manage a single or extra bases. And football quarterbacks have been off by 4.4% in pass completion due to increased humidity brought on by fossil fuel burning carrying the football slightly off course.
Pants manufacturers having noticed zippers getting stuck more often consulting with the Center for Climate Change says is a direct result of Global Warming causing zippers to bunch up an not slide up or down as easily as it does in winter.
The increase in wedgies among men and women of all ages posed a problem for the scientific team at the Institute for Wedgie Research not being able to find a direct cause for increased wedgies as of yet but they believe it very possibly a result of the Global Warming phenomena that tend to dry out elastic inner bands that keep underwear fitting snugly and thus end up with 'garment creep' that is typical of wedgie victims.
The greatest threat that Global Warming has posed is the 'reverse season syndrome' where a condition like Global Warming with the seasonal effect of summer time type climate causing the 'reverse season syndrome' where the humid weather associated with summer bringing a "spring like rebirth" in certain Sub-Sahara, desert regions as characterized by the 'Arab Spring' in areas of North, Western Africa, in countries such as Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and as far East as Syria.
We understand, and we scoff.
But the typical 20-something knows more about “global warming” than the US Constitution.
That’s why the future of freedom is dim.
7 degrees when I got up at 6 AM this morning. That’s considerably below normal.
How in the world does a publication like Scientific American, print this crap?
Ms. Perez isn’t a scientist, she’s a 2012 Columbia Journalism School grad, what 22 or 23 years old...
She has beer-bonged the Gore-ade and is in a tizzy.
Heh. See the map for our own drought forecast.
And....Burning food as fuel?
You are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby
Bush 41 signed of on this one.
I hate them all.
What a load of crap. What about the Seven Years War, Thirty Years War, War of the Spanish Succession, etc.?
I think the peasants were quite stressed by the Little Ice Age.
When I was a teenager interested in science I really enjoyed the articles in Scientific American. But now they’ve drunk the liberal kool-ade and have just become Pseudoscientific Amerikan.
Glowball warming...It’s not just a perdikshun anymore
If the leprechauns don’t stop breeding unicorns beneath the surface of the Earth (where it’s “VERY hot”) then the only thing that can save us is giving all of our freedoms and several trillion dollars to the government!
Don’t forget to rid the planet of dangerous dihydrogen monoxide.
Do it for the children!
“absolute proven scientific fact”
I thought they generally use “really truly really real” when they argue at that level...
Cool picture of global warming “science”!
All these easily duped econuts should at least take a remedial kindergarten class in science before they use the word.
It reminds me of the Mandy Patinkin character when he said, “You keep using that word I don’t think it means what you think it does”
Climate change has had such an affect on the ARAB SPRING we have decided to change the name to ARAB SUMMER. This brainwashed girl is so young and naive she has ZERO perspective regarding the HEAT WAVE, HURRICANE, DROUGHT etc. propaganda the left dishes out and just believes it like the democratic drones.
It's not even American anymore.