Hey, Know What’s Really Dangerous For Libya? Hotcoldwetdry

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.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-16 23:26:07

yes, because people dying from islamic brutality is surely not comparable to a rising sea in a land that is above sea level.

Or, the loss of food from an area already a desert.

Or, increased heat from an increase in 0.2C in an area that is already a desert.

 
Comment by john
2013-03-17 11:38:08

the rapid rate of climate change (50% loss of the summer Arctic Ice cap in 30 years) is a destabilizing effect. Instability in Libya (or Iraq for that matter) is not something most would look forward to seeing. Farmers all over the planet have been leaving for a life in the city for 1000s of years, if the climate changes suddenly no doubt more will rush to the city.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-17 13:28:38

 

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