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  1. #1 Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iranís Protests 
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    The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic.

    At least 20 people have died in the uprising, driven by the sudden collapse of financial institutions, low wages and mistrust of national leaders. Rising temperatures are seen by some experts as an underlying condition for the economic hardships that led to the unrest.

    A severe drought, mismanaged water resources and dust storms diminished Iran's economy in recent years, according to experts who study the region. While the protests are largely driven by resistance to the country's hardline conservative government, such environmental factors might have contributed to the largest protests inside Iran in years.
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    Yeah, it had nothing to do with the Iranians being fed up with a repressive ruling regime of religious fanatics.

    The Iranian people have access to the internet. In the long run, that's going to doom the Mullahs.
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    What are the chances that a look at 50-100 years of records for Iranian/Persian rainfall would reveal that recent drought is part of a known pattern extending back for decades?
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