Nope, not the Islamic jihadis, climate change, because a desert nation that’s been a desert nation for a long, long, long time is threatened with become a ….. desert nation (and it obviuosly has nothing whatsoever to do with nature, plate tectonics, etc)
(Toronto Star) When dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed in October 2011, months after the first wave of uprisings swept Libya as part of the larger Arab Spring, international analysts declared the North African country finally free.
But two years later, there are ethnic and tribal tensions and parts of the country are overrun by armed militia and religious hardliners.
Another significant challenge is from climate change, according to an essay in “The Arab Spring and Climate Change,” a study recently published by three think-tanks in Washington.
If the new government does not address the issue of water shortages, Libya could see more turmoil, Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell write in their essay, which examines Libya’s water and desertification problems.