Skip to comments.Global Warming, the Real Cause of the Syrian Civil War?
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 its 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 regimes 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 televisions 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 thats unusual and leads to flooding. Its not just scarcity, its too much, too little and unpredictably. Unfortunately for Syria, climate change meant drought and, apparently, civil war.
Via the Daily Caller.
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.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities...
An answer that explains everything explains nothing.
Yes,that is the answer. It has nothing to do with Muslim extremists trying to take over the world by force.
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.
Confucious Say one who misleads the ignorant is no more than a pile of dog doo, or a socialist democrat.
The whole Mediterranean Sea plus a few desalinization plants = no more drought. Just another damned excuse.