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Global Warming, the Real Cause of the Syrian Civil War?
National Review ^ | 09/09/2013 | Alec Torres

Posted on 09/10/2013 11:00:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Francesco Femia has identified in a new culprit in the Syrian civil war: climate change. While it’s not the direct cause of the conflict in Syria, Femia, co-founder of the Center for Climate and Security, argues that climate change created a “powder keg” in the country, creating the conditions that made the civil war more likely.

According to Femia, climate change had caused a massive drought in Syria that, coupled with the Assad regime’s resource mismanagement, created a “large-scale environmental and human disaster.” He believes the crisis led to massive migration into urban areas, which were already hard-pressed economically, sparking large-scale civil unrest. This unrest eventually became a civil war.

While Femia made clear, in an appearance on public television’s Moyers & Company, that he was “not making any causal claims about climate change causing conflict,” he called climate change a “threat multiplier” that ”makes other threats to human security worse.” (This February, the Center for American Progress released a report, to which Femia contributed, laying out a range of theories about global warming and the Arab Spring.)

Following the fashion of blaming just about every type of weather phenomenon on “climate change,” Femia argued that climate change can lead to “either a drought or a major storm or an amount of rainfall that’s unusual and leads to flooding. It’s not just scarcity, it’s too much, too little and unpredictably.” Unfortunately for Syria, climate change meant drought — and, apparently, civil war.

Via the Daily Caller.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; syria

1 posted on 09/10/2013 11:00:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This Man Made Global Warming BS is like a cross between Flubber and Napalm. It bounces everywhere, sticks to everything and destroys everything it touches.


2 posted on 09/10/2013 11:02:29 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities...


3 posted on 09/10/2013 11:10:40 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

An answer that explains everything explains nothing.


4 posted on 09/10/2013 11:12:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
There is only one minor problem with the story... The surface temperature of the earth as measured by both satellites and ground monitoring stations has not shown any statistically significant warming in the past 17 years. There most likely has been a drought in Syria but to blame it on a non existent phenomena man made or natural is just plain goofy.
5 posted on 09/10/2013 11:13:23 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes,that is the answer. It has nothing to do with Muslim extremists trying to take over the world by force.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
It has everything to do with power and money from energy and almost nothing to do with religion.

Putin has a virtual monopoly on gas supply in Europe, Syria has a new gold mine of natural gas, and Assad is refusing our pipeline intrusion.

Obomb is signing off on exports for our LNG as rapidly as he can sign and the companies are worried they won't be able to keep up with the exports he is agreeing to.

There is probably no sarin in Syria, many in the medical field think it was chlorine. The first casualty of war is truth. Children being gassed is a better sell to the people than money and power from natural gas. Plus we're too stupid to get it that Putin's monopoly gives him way too much power, right? So why tell us the truth. Reagan warned Europe about this and tried to stop the monopoly....for now I am just settling in and expecting WW3.

7 posted on 09/10/2013 11:26:01 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: MarMema

Confucious Say one who misleads the ignorant is no more than a pile of dog doo, or a socialist democrat.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 11:44:50 AM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: SeekAndFind

The whole Mediterranean Sea plus a few desalinization plants = no more drought. Just another damned excuse.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 12:30:34 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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