Thread: The Climate for Arab Revolution
#1 The Climate for Arab Revolution02-24-2011, 04:22 PMYou 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. ...
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
They are reallllllllllllyyyyyyyy reaching nowGovernment is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Global climate changing warming weirdness is now responsible for middle eastern revolution?
I give up!How is obama working out for you?
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