As international tensions heat up over Syria, many global warming activists are trying to capitalize on the situation by blaming man-made global warming for the conflict. Specifically climate change promoters are blaming recent droughts on global warming.
How Climate Change Warmed Syria Up for War — Drought allegedly caused by global warming helped create conflict – ‘So this is our mess too. We’re still cranking away at the carbon pump, and no nation is as culpable as the U.S.’ — William Polk, an ex-US State Department advisor, has written a meticulously detailed account of the genesis of the conflict over at The Atlantic..
Warmist Claim: ‘How Climate Change Primed Syria for War’ — ‘Drought devastated the country from 2006 to 2011′ — ‘Climate change, however, is adding a new dynamic to the game. This is why the US military has identified climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’.
Bill Moyers Tweeted: ‘Climate change in Syria helped spark the civil war there. Which country is next?’ — Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue mocked Moyers: ‘Fighting global warming on par with terrorism and nuclear proliferation. WMD isn’t Sarin gas, it’s carbon dioxide’
Seeking the cause of droughts is Syria in not without historical precedent. In a January 23, 1933 news article, Yo Yo’s were banned in Syria because they were also “blamed for drought.” See: 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’ — Real Science reaction: ‘In 1933, Syrian experts blamed drought on the use of Yo-Yos.
So it seems that every malady under the Sun is now blamed on global warming, the modern version of the Yo Yo attribution. See: Climate Depot’s Morano on Fox News Mocking Gore’s ‘Climate Astrology’: ‘This is now akin to the predictions of Nostradamus or the Mayan calendar’ – Morano: ‘There is no way anyone can falsify the global warming theory now because any weather event that happens ‘proves’ their case…Man-made global warming has ceased to be a science, it is now the level of your daily horoscope’ (See also: Have we advanced? ‘Aztec priests encouraged people to sacrifice blood to the gods’ to end severe drought in 1450 – ‘Sacrificed thousands of people in a few weeks’)
The current science behind droughts and man-made global warming fails to provide a scientific justification for global warming activists. See: PROF. ROGER PIELKE JR: TESTIMONY ON THE CURRENT STATE OF WEATHER EXTREMES: ‘It is misleading, and just plain incorrect, to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally’ –
Drought has “for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the U. S. over the last century.” Globally, “there has been little change in drought over the past 60 years.”
Even the readers of the New York Times refuse to accept the war/global warming assertions: see: ‘Climate change, our top global challenge, is on track to kill many millions this century, but not from wars’ — ‘Is There a Link Between Weather and War?’ Published: September 6, 2012: To the Editor: Re “Weather and Violence” (Sunday Review, Sept. 1): Marshall Burke, Solomon Hsiang and Edward Miguel argue that climate change could increase violent group conflicts by 50 percent in the next 50 years. But I take strong issue with their starting point for this rise: “a planet already awash in conflict.” As Ross Douthat notes in his column on an adjacent page (“War, What Is It Good For?”), the world is actually “more at peace than at any point in human history … with fewer invasions, fewer war crimes, fewer massacres than in the past.” — Starting from today’s low levels, a 50 percent rise over 50 years hardly registers. After all, world total battle fatalities jumped 65 percent just in 2011 to 2012 because of Syria, but remain less than one-fifth of the average level of the 1980s. Climate change, our top global challenge, is on track to kill many millions this century, but not from wars. JOSHUA S. GOLDSTEIN – Amherst, Mass., Sept. 1, 2013 The writer, a research scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the author of “Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide.”
How Climate Change Warmed Syria Up for War — Drought allegedly caused by global warming helped create conflict – ‘So this is our mess too. We’re still cranking away at the carbon pump, and no nation is as culpable as the U.S.’ — William Polk, an ex-US State Department advisor, has written a meticulously detailed account of the genesis of the conflict over at The Atlantic…”Syria has been convulsed by civil war since climate change came to Syria with a vengeance,” Polk writes. “Drought devastated the country from 2006 to 2011. Rainfall in most of the country fell below eight inches (20 cm) a year, the absolute minimum needed to sustain un-irrigated farming. Desperate for water, farmers began to tap aquifers with tens of thousands of new well. But, as they did, the water table quickly dropped to a level below which their pumps could lift it.” — So this is our mess too. We’re still cranking away at the carbon pump, and no nation is as culpable as the United States—and as long as we do, we’ll be at least in some small part, responsible for the starving, rioting masses all the way across the globe. If we’re so dead set on intervention, maybe we should be focusing less on missiles and more on clean energy.
Warmist Claim: ‘How Climate Change Primed Syria for War’ — ‘Drought devastated the country from 2006 to 2011′ — ‘Climate change, however, is adding a new dynamic to the game. This is why the US military has identified climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’. — ‘Climate change makes events such as the Russian Heat wave, Pakistan floods, the 2003 European heat wave, and 2011 Texas drought, and all their attendant ripple effects, more likely.’
A UN IPCC Scientist’s New Study! ‘Global Warming Sparks Fistfights & War, Researchers Say’: ‘Will systematically increase the risk of many types of conflict ranging from barroom brawls & rape to civil wars & international disputes’ — Climate Depot Responds
Climate Depot’s Round up Debunks Global Warming/War claims: Flashback: Study Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Cold spells were dark times in Eastern Europe: ‘Cooler periods coincided with conflicts and disease outbreaks’
Flashback: ‘A total takedown’ of myth by the Center for Strategic and International Studies — ‘Since the dawn of civilization, warmer eras have meant fewer wars
More debunking here.