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  • james Fallows be doing a series I love love

  • have questions about the Syrian by getting involved in Syria

  • and he posted

  • email that I got from William Paul who was a

  • State Department a.m. official

  • in the kennedy administration and

  • he among the other things to talk about it's fascinating pieces along regis read

  • it but one other things the

  • mentions which has far as I can tell gotten

  • no 0 media coverage

  • in contextualizing all this I

  • he writes serious been convulsed by civil war since climate change came to

  • Syria with a vengeance

  • now understand we have been hearing

  • and we know that the pentagon

  • views climate change want the the top security threats at this country faces

  • going forward in the future

  • we have heard about the you know

  • how dismay impact a.m.

  • you know domestic politics insofar as it were talking about

  • wildfires were talking about more money for

  • extreme weather and things like sandy Katrina we could be losing

  • a Miami in the next 20 30 40 years I

  • the other way that is going to affect this country

  • if it's not enough for you to

  • appreciate how devastating climate change is going to be in terms of

  • I creating droughts

  • and refugees around the world

  • I and what it may do just to our civilization writ large by the end of

  • the century

  • understand that is going to directly implicate the United States in terms of

  • love

  • the way the about warmer and

  • in spending money and all of it in this is a perfect example

  • drought devastated the country from 06 2002

  • 2011 desperate for waters farmers began to tap ako fire

  • aquifers with 10th thousands of new wells but as they did the water table

  • quickly dropped to a level below which their pumps could left

  • in some areas all agriculture ceased

  • in others crop failures reach 75 percent

  • and generally as much as eighty-five percent

  • %uh livestock died of thirst or hunger hundreds of thousands a serious farmers

  • gave up

  • they abandon their farms they headed to the cities and towns

  • to look for non-existent jobs creating

  • I food supply or shortages

  • creating overcrowding in the cities creating more social pressure

  • outside observers including UN experts at the time estimated that between two

  • and three million of Syria's 10 million rural inhabitants

  • were reduced to extreme poverty Syrian domestic

  • refugees found that they had to compete not only whether

  • for scarce food water and jobs but with already existing form refugee population

  • there's a quarter million palestinians about 200,000 people have fled the

  • occupation of Iraq in Syria

  • the senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization representative in Syria at

  • that time turned to US

  • a program for help terming the situation a perfect storm

  • in November 08 he won the Serie A face social destruction

  • he noted the Syrian Minister for Agriculture stated publicly that the

  • economic social fallout from the drought

  • was beyond our capacity as a country to deal with USA director commented that we

  • question whether limited USG

  • government resources should be directed toward this appeal at this time in other

  • words

  • I am we had no money the support that appeal

  • it was downgraded as a priority

  • and/or there was political pressure to make serious offer

  • lowered by the high price of wheat on the world market

  • according to the US Department of Agriculture serious sold 1500 metre

  • F-fifteen

  • sorry 1.5 million metric tons

  • up their wheat reserves twice that they had in 2005

  • the next year had little to lull left export in 2008

  • the rest should write years it had to import more week keep its is in fed

  • obviously creating financial duress

  • so your first to this is the tender box

  • and when a small group gathered in the town of Darra to protest against

  • government failure to help them

  • the whole thing exploded Baccano and an 11 and obviously

  • also part love the Arab Spring which you know as we mentioned

  • with I am Matt duce

  • was also a function of economics but in this case it was economics

  • the where the situation was exacerbated by global climate change

  • and it's not hard to see the paradigm here that's being set up

  • global climate change crazies creates a

  • situations on the ground that destabilizes countries all around the

  • world

  • we end up getting drawn into conflicts that

  • end up being far over the most basic coverage sources

  • food water shelter

  • so the idea that this is not being contextualize in this way is doing a

  • great disservice

  • to the country and to the policy pursues in the future

  • because eeee it again

  • does not reveal what is such a massive problem

  • now and looming in our future

  • so every time we hear Syria there should be some commentators saying

  • how could we pass Keystone XL with this

  • every time we hear serious somebody should be saying how can we not be

  • addressing climate change

  • in our own country and using at as to send a message

  • to the rest of the world text

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気候変動がシリアの内戦を引き起こしたのか? (Did Climate Change Cause Syria's Civil War?)

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    江昱其 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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