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(Climate Depot)   2013: Some blame Syrian conflict on drought allegedly due to global warming. The Syrian drought of 1933 was blamed on the use of yo-yos. No, seriously. Submitter thinks it's yo-yos this time, too. Michael Mann unavailable for comment   (climatedepot.com) divider line 29
    More: Dumbass, global warming, Syrians, Attribution of recent climate change, Ross Douthat, droughts, Nostradamus  
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2013-09-07 09:49:39 AM  
There are plenty of yo-yos involved this time also.
 
2013-09-07 10:32:21 AM  
What about mom's least favorite Smother Brother?
 
2013-09-07 12:26:45 PM  
What does Infowars have to say about this?
 
2013-09-07 12:37:45 PM  

vygramul: What does Infowars have to say about this?


That it's a false flag operation by a cabal in the UN for the express purpose of declaring martial law in the US which will in turn allow all firearms to be confiscated.  Of course being Infowars spelling would be optional.
 
2013-09-07 01:44:58 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2013-09-07 01:48:15 PM  
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2013-09-07 02:00:09 PM  

Nefarious: vygramul: What does Infowars have to say about this?

That it's a false flag operation by a cabal in the UN for the express purpose of declaring martial law in the US which will in turn allow all firearms to be confiscated.  Of course being Infowars spelling would be optional.


OK, the firearms are a given.  But what about the yo-yos?
 
2013-09-07 02:17:43 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Nefarious: vygramul: What does Infowars have to say about this?

That it's a false flag operation by a cabal in the UN for the express purpose of declaring martial law in the US which will in turn allow all firearms to be confiscated.  Of course being Infowars spelling would be optional.

OK, the firearms are a given.  But what about the yo-yos?


They're everywhere, man.
 
2013-09-07 02:18:17 PM  
Lack of fresh water is a major issue, especially in this part of the world, and will only become more and more major going forward.

But yeah, let's make jokes about people 80 years ago.
 
2013-09-07 02:18:59 PM  
OK... I'm all for people having their views on this stuff; they might even have a valid point, if you can suspend your prejudices against opposing views...

But this was just stupid. Comparing the idea of man-made climate change to 1930's ignorance... seriously, words fail me.

This was poorly formatted, unprofessional, poorly written and stank of an extreme-far-right mindset. I kind of wish I could get back the time I even spent posting about what a waste of time this crap was.
 
Esn
2013-09-07 02:32:04 PM  
It WAS very largely caused by global warming. At least, that's the belief of William R. Polk (who served on the State Department's Policy Planning staff during the Kennedy years and recently wrote a very thorough analysis of the situation that everyone should read):

Syria has been convulsed by civil war since climate change came to Syria with a vengeance. 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.

In some areas, all agriculture ceased. In others crop failures reached 75%. And generally as much as 85% of livestock died of thirst or hunger. Hundreds of thousands of Syria's farmers gave up, abandoned their farms and fled to the cities and towns in search of almost non-existent jobs and severely short food supplies. Outside observers including UN experts estimated that between 2 and 3 million of Syria's 10 million rural inhabitants were reduced to "extreme poverty."

The domestic Syrian refugees immediately found that they had to compete not only with one another for scarce food, water and jobs, but also with the already existing foreign refugee population. Syria already was a refuge for quarter of a million Palestinians and about a hundred thousand people who had fled the war and occupation of Iraq. Formerly prosperous farmers were lucky to get jobs as hawkers or street sweepers. And in the desperation of the times, hostilities erupted among groups that were competing just to survive.

Survival was the key issue. The senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Syria turned to the USAID program for help. Terming the situation "a perfect storm," in November 2008, he warned that Syria faced "social destruction." He noted that the Syrian Minister of Agriculture had "stated publicly that [the] economic and social fallout from the drought was 'beyond our capacity as a country to deal with.'" But, his appeal fell on deaf ears: the USAID director commented that "we question whether limited USG resources should be directed toward this appeal at this time." (reported on November 26, 2008 in cable 08DAMASCUS847_a to Washington and "leaked" to Wikileaks )

Whether or not this was a wise decision, we now know that the Syrian government made the situation much worse by its next action. Lured by the high price of wheat on the world market, it sold its reserves. In 2006, according to the US Department of Agriculture, it sold 1,500,000 metric tons or twice as much as in the previous year. The next year it had little left to export; in 2008 and for the rest of the drought years it had to import enough wheat to keep its citizens alive.

So tens of thousands of frightened, angry, hungry and impoverished former farmers flooded constituted a "tinder" that was ready to catch fire. [...]


So yes, environmental catastrophe combined with an idiotic government decision to sell the country's grain reserves just as the drought was getting really bad.
 
2013-09-07 02:38:33 PM  
What global warming?

www.woodfortrees.org

What is a lot more likely is that the Syrian conflict is caused by an increase in temperature of the ocean at some depth completely cherry-picked by the goalpost-moving Hockey Team in an act of outright bias, and ill regard for anything scientific.
 
2013-09-07 02:45:43 PM  

0z79: Comparing the idea of man-made climate change to 1930's ignorance... seriously, words fail me.


Okay, I'll help you out. It goes like this:

Comparing the 2010s ignorance to the 1930s ignorance.


Glad I could help.
 
2013-09-07 02:50:11 PM  

Esn: It WAS very largely caused by global warming. At least, that's the belief of William R. Polk (who served on the State Department's Policy Planning staff during the Kennedy years and recently wrote a very thorough analysis of the situation that everyone should read):

Syria has been convulsed by civil war since climate change came to Syria with a vengeance. 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.

In some areas, all agriculture ceased. In others crop failures reached 75%. And generally as much as 85% of livestock died of thirst or hunger. Hundreds of thousands of Syria's farmers gave up, abandoned their farms and fled to the cities and towns in search of almost non-existent jobs and severely short food supplies. Outside observers including UN experts estimated that between 2 and 3 million of Syria's 10 million rural inhabitants were reduced to "extreme poverty."

The domestic Syrian refugees immediately found that they had to compete not only with one another for scarce food, water and jobs, but also with the already existing foreign refugee population. Syria already was a refuge for quarter of a million Palestinians and about a hundred thousand people who had fled the war and occupation of Iraq. Formerly prosperous farmers were lucky to get jobs as hawkers or street sweepers. And in the desperation of the times, hostilities erupted among groups that were competing just to survive.

Survival was the key issue. The senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Syria turned to the USAID program for help. Terming the situation "a perfect storm," in November 2008, he warned that Syria faced "social destruction." He noted that the Syrian Minister of Agriculture had "stated publicly that [the] economic and social fallout from the drought was 'beyond our capacity as a country to deal with.'" But, his appeal fell on deaf ears: the USAID director commented that "we question whether limited USG resources should be directed toward this appeal at this time." (reported on November 26, 2008 in cable 08DAMASCUS847_a to Washington and "leaked" to Wikileaks )

Whether or not this was a wise decision, we now know that the Syrian government made the situation much worse by its next action. Lured by the high price of wheat on the world market, it sold its reserves. In 2006, according to the US Department of Agriculture, it sold 1,500,000 metric tons or twice as much as in the previous year. The next year it had little left to export; in 2008 and for the rest of the drought years it had to import enough wheat to keep its citizens alive.

So tens of thousands of frightened, angry, hungry and impoverished former farmers flooded constituted a "tinder" that was ready to catch fire. [...]

So yes, environmental catastrophe combined with an idiotic government decision to sell the country's grain reserves just as the drought was getting really bad.


Most people seem blind to that fact that it takes more than a bad government to get people motivated to rise up in civil war. It takes a push to go from a shiat situation of 'I have a job and food for my family' towards 'I have no job and no food and nothing left to lose'.
 
2013-09-07 02:56:46 PM  
Climate Depot? Pffft. Amateur. I much prefer Denial Depot for my climate information.
 
2013-09-07 03:08:45 PM  

Repo Man: Your blog sucks.

 
2013-09-07 03:12:31 PM  

SevenizGud: 0z79: Comparing the idea of man-made climate change to 1930's ignorance... seriously, words fail me.

Okay, I'll help you out. It goes like this:

Comparing the 2010s ignorance to the 1930s ignorance.

Glad I could help.


Well, you certainly do an excellent job demonstrating.
 
2013-09-07 03:24:55 PM  

vygramul: SevenizGud: 0z79: Comparing the idea of man-made climate change to 1930's ignorance... seriously, words fail me.

Okay, I'll help you out. It goes like this:

Comparing the 2010s ignorance to the 1930s ignorance.

Glad I could help.

Well, you certainly do an excellent job demonstrating.


I could believe he's been that ignorant for 80+ years
 
2013-09-07 03:25:13 PM  

Nefarious: vygramul: What does Infowars have to say about this?

That it's a false flag operation by a cabal in the UN for the express purpose of declaring martial law in the US which will in turn allow all firearms to be confiscated.  Of course being Infowars spelling would be optional.


I think you mean the Pentavirate

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-07 03:45:04 PM  
Dire Straights unavailable for comment..

/look at them yo-yo's ...that's the way you do it...
 
2013-09-07 03:54:02 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Repo Man: Your blog sucks.

 
2013-09-07 03:55:47 PM  

SevenizGud: What global warming?

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]

What is a lot more likely is that the Syrian conflict is caused by an increase in temperature of the ocean at some depth completely cherry-picked by the goalpost-moving Hockey Team in an act of outright bias, and ill regard for anything scientific.


preview.turbosquid.com
 
2013-09-07 06:49:25 PM  

StarshipAngel: Dire Straights

Straits unavailable for comment..

/look at them yo-yo's ...that's the way you do it...


/FTFY
//I mean, they might be straight, nttawwt.
///Fella in the ear ring might disagree
 
2013-09-07 07:47:02 PM  

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2013-09-07 07:50:18 PM  

TommyDeuce: StarshipAngel: Dire Straights Straits unavailable for comment..

/look at them yo-yo's ...that's the way you do it...

/FTFY
//I mean, they might be straight, nttawwt.
///Fella in the ear ring might disagree


But where can you play the guitar on EmptyV these days?
 
2013-09-07 10:18:01 PM  
Really subby? Yo-yos? That's just stupid. Everyone know droughts and global warming are caused by the gays. Homosexual activity has proven to cause surges in temperatures, why do you think gays are all ways saying stuff like "that's hot" or "flaming homosexual". Also if you do a little research you will find they call it Fire island, because all the homosexual activities cause the temperatures to reach astronomical proportions. We're talking about a fifth of the temperature of the surface of the sun, or a 1/30 of the temperature of Hell (who says the bible doesn't teach math and science).
 
2013-09-08 02:15:04 AM  

tjsands1118: are caused by the gays.


Actually, they are caused by the various infidels who anger the mainstream gods in the respective region. Gays happen to be just one group of those.
 
2013-09-08 10:17:00 PM  

Sugarbombs: indarwinsshadow: Doo dee dee doo dee dee doo dee dee doooooo...Doooo dooo dooo dooo dee dee dooo dee dee doo dee dee doooo

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[poop splash maximizer graph.jpg]


This is now a poop graph thread?
 
2013-09-08 10:34:53 PM  

Kittypie070: Sugarbombs: indarwinsshadow: Doo dee dee doo dee dee doo dee dee doooooo...Doooo dooo dooo dooo dee dee dooo dee dee doo dee dee doooo

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the bi-weekly argument for and against global warming. Brought to you by Fark. If it's not on Fark, it's not being done right.

Annnnnddddd,...the graphs and arguments for and against global warming are at the starting gates....aaaaannnnndddd.....they're off.

[poop splash maximizer graph.jpg]

This is now a poop graph thread?


It seemed a lot more fun than some of the insane nonsense that these threads drive seemingly normal people to post.

/plus, cow farts = greenhouse gasses and all of that
 
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