by William Teach | February 12, 2011 7:50 am
Of course, the narrative is now that it was Obama giving another speech via TOTUS that caused Mubarak to resign, but, Science Blogs thinks differently
The Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarak, has resigned, finally relenting to weeks of massive protests. Is he the latest casualty of climate change?
This is a provacative question, but I believe one worth discussing. Obviously, there are always many factors in a people’s uprising, the precise balance of which will always be subjective and varied from protestor to protestor. But that doesn’t mean said factors can not be isolated and examined each on their own.
Like any extreme hot weather event, it is not possible to attribute this directly to a change in global climate, but like said weather event it is possible to identify contributing global factors, increases in probabilities, consistency with expectations. Political unrest is in fact an expectation of a rapidly changing climate, at least according to the US pentagon, and the chain of circumstances is not implausible or hard to follow. Erratic local climates lead to difficulties in food production, global or otherwise, which drive up the cost of living, which causes unrest in populations. When these populations are already restless due to poor economic conditions and inadequate human rights, this can trigger violent and non-violent popular uprisings.
See? It’s so easy! It was all the fault of globull warming. So much so that the author, coby (is that like Beyonce or Madonna?), actually has to tell us “This is not a laughable notion in the least, it is a very legitimate topic for conversation.” If you have to tell us it’s not a laughing matter, it pretty much is.
And our “rapidly changing climate” has decimated Mexico’s maize crops, and the globull warming induced cold has destroyed approximately 16% of the harvest. Could “climate change” cause a revolution in North Korea next? The globull warming cold has them worried about food security. And on a different note
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today reintroduced legislation that would save taxpayers millions of dollars by prohibiting the United States from contributing to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an organization fraught with waste and engaged in dubious science.
Furthermore, the GOP spending bill would cut the EPA funding for “climate change” programs, and prohibit spending on the same.
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