Boffins: Climate Change Caused ISIS

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Climate change is contributing factor to the savage conflict that is tearing Syria apart, if the boffins at the University of California are to be believed. In a paper titled ‘Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought’, the West Coast wonks claims that climate change caused a severe draught in Syria and, well,  people basically get more irritable when it’s hot. And ISIS do seem very irritated about something…

Guido isn’t saying that the scientists have got it wrong, but this isn’t the fist time that someone has made wild claims about the causes of droughts in Syria. For instance, take a look at this  newspaper article from 1933..

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Hmmm…

 


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