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bijou
02-24-2011, 04:22 PM
You knew this was coming, didn’t you? A major cause of the revolutionary fervor sweeping the Arab world, according to a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article, is catastrophic climate change caused by human beings. The causal link is famine, say the authors of the piece: “Could hunger, and the threat to power that accompanies it, be what finally forces political leaders to act” against greenhouse-gas emissions?

The authors get one important thing right: Rising food prices and shortages have helped drive many long-disenchanted residents of Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Algeria to convert their disenchantment into rage, and then into street protest. There is clearly an economic component to a movement that also includes desires for political and social reform. Remember that the Tunisian revolution was set off by the self-immolation of a young man who couldn’t find work, began selling produce to hungry neighbors, and then had his produce cart seized for failing to pay the required bribes. ...http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/260495/climate-arab-revolution-john-hood

Apache
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
They are reallllllllllllyyyyyyyy reaching now :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Global climate changing warming weirdness is now responsible for middle eastern revolution?
I give up!:confused: