Have we progressed?! 2013: Warmists blame Syrian drought on man-made global warming — Flashback 1933: ‘YO-YO BANNED IN SYRIA – Blamed For Drought By Moslems’
Drought and severe cold is disast-rously affecting the cattle in Syria,and the Moslem chiefs at Damascushave attributed the wrath of the heavens to the recent introduction of the yo-yo. They say that while the people are praying for rain to come down fromabove the yo-yo goes down, and before reaching the ground springsup through the subtle pull of the string.
The chiefs interviewed the PrimeMinister, and exposed the evil influ-ence of yo-yos, so they were immediately banned. To-day the police paraded the streets and confiscated the yo-yos from everyone they saw playing with them.…
NYT warmist readers refuse to accept war/global warming links: ‘Climate change, our top global challenge, is on track to kill many millions this century, but not from wars’
To the Editor:
Marshall Burke, Solomon Hsiang and Edward Miguel argue that their analysis of the literature establishes a strong link between weather and the level of violence in human society. As they know, however, this result has been met with some skepticism in specialist circles.
On the other hand, there is universal agreement that poverty, inequality and weak civil institutions are at least as important as weather in explaining levels of violence.
Policy makers must not lose sight of this in all the excitement about climate change.
ANDREW R. SOLOW
Woods Hole, Mass., Sept. 1, 2013
The writer is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.…