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WAR!! Another Climate Change Falsehood Blown Away By Science

EVERYONE is familiar with the “climate change caused the Syrian war” meme that invaded the climate lexicon in another attempt to ping man-made global warming climate change as the root cause of anything and everything that is bad in the world.

CLIMATE CHANGE helping to create ISIS was listed as #49 on the The Lid‘s “official list,” of stupid things global warming enthusiasts have blamed on their failed theory:

  1. The Arab spring
  2. Incredible shrinking sheep,
  3. Invasion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean
  4. Surge in fatal shark attacks
  5. Boy Scout tornado deaths,
  6. Severe acne,
  7. Global conflict,
  8. Beer tasting different,
  9. Suicide of farmers in Australia,
  10. Bigger tuna fish,
  11. Fish shrinkage
  12. Longer days,
  13. Shorter days,
  14. Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden,
  15. Cow infertility,
  16. UFO sightings in the UK,
  17. Rise in insurance premiums,
  18. Heroin addiction
  19. Bear attacks in Japan 
  20. Frigid Cold Winters in Great Britain
  21. Cancer
  22. Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease and even accidents,
  23. Homicide, suicide
  24. Water -borne disease outbreaks
  25. Heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel and ambulation, 
  26. Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests  
  27. 40,000 dead crabs
  28. Shorter, higher pitched frog mating calls
  29. Unrest in the Middle East.
  30. Screwed-up love making,
  31. The Japanese earthquake-tsunami,
  32. Horrible rash of tornadoes in southeast United States,
  33. Extended severe allergy seasons, Lyme disease, malaria or dengue fever, trauma, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease,
  34. Eye Disorders.
  35. Increased threat of wars, violence and military action against the UK. 
  36. Migration of possibly rabid Vampire bats from Mexico, 
  37. Extreme weather, disappearing islands and less productive workdays
  38. Giant Snakes
  39. Armed robbery, prostitution, and drug abuse in Ghana,  will make you go nuts,
  40. The rise of terrorist group Boko Haram 
  41. Caused the Seychelles snail to go extinct (its alive and well), 
  42. Rock Snot
  43. Increase anxiety, fear and depression
  44. Expensive Olives
  45. No more red-haired people, women will become pear-shaped,  incontinent, impotent bald guys with extra hair growing from his toes. 
  46. Global Cooling
  47. The Sinking of The Titanic 
  48. Illegal Immigration  
  49. ISIS

COLOURLESS, odourless, tasteless, non-reactive, trace gas and plant food ‘carbon dioxide’ as the cause of ISIS and the Syrian war was qualified by the usual suspects – Prince Charles, Leo DiCaprio, Al Gore, the Obama admin, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, the climate-theory obsessed mainstream media and of course, the authority that matters most – academia…

CHARLES B. Strozier Professor of History, The City University of New York; and Kelly A. Berkell Attorney and research associate, Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice believe that ISIS formed because of a severe drought in Syria from 2006-2010 and that drought happened because of—you guessed it—Climate Change.

As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise of Syria’s extremists. A historic drought afflicted the country from 2006 through 2010, setting off a dire humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrians. Yet the four-year drought evoked little response from Bashar al-Assad’s government. Rage at the regime’s callousness boiled over in 2011, helping to fuel the popular uprising. In the ensuing chaos, ISIS stole onto the scene, proclaimed a caliphate in late June and accelerated its rampage of atrocities including the recent beheadings of three Western civilians.
While ISIS threatens brutal violence against all who dissent from its harsh ideology, climate change menaces communities (less maliciously) with increasingly extreme weather.

How Climate Change Helped ISIS | HuffPost

BEING a ‘historian’, one would think that prof. Strozier would be aware that Syria has experienced drought before…

IN the 1930’s, Yo-Yo’s were to blame:

IN the 1870s, Syrian drought had something to do with Christian imperfection:

LATEST science refutes global warming/drought claims:

 

2018 – The ‘Streetlight Effect’

A new study from the University of Melbourne, the Georg Eckert Institute and Freie Universität has found several problems with research related to assessing the propensity for war amid environmental changes due to ‘global warming’.

THE study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found such research suffers from “a streetlight effect.”

“We demonstrate that research on climate change and violent conflict suffers from a streetlight effect,” reads the study. The “streetlight effect” is when researchers search for answers where it’s easiest, instead of where the right answer might be.

“Further, studies which focus on a small number of cases in particular are strongly informed by cases where there has been conflict, do not sample on the independent variables (climate impact or risk), and hence tend to find some association between these two variables,” reads the study.

Linking global warming to violent conflict became in vogue after Syria erupted in violence in 2011. Researchers quickly began suggesting the drought that wreaked havoc on rural Syria served as a spark for civil war.

The Obama administration considered global warming a national security threat, and top officials often repeated the claim that violence in Syria, and the rise of ISIS, stemmed from climate factors.

Al Gore Wrong About Climate And Conflicts | The Daily Caller

CLIMATE realists/sceptics called it right again. Don’t expect an apology or correction from the mainstream media, Hollywood, the Obama administration, Prince Charles, the UN, academics or Leo DiCaprio for misleading you on global warming climate change, yet again.

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The science says Prince Charles is a fool to blame global warming for the Islamic State

If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth
as a killer virus to lower human population levels
.”
– Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
patron of the World Wildlife Fund

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Prince Charles blames global warming junk science, not radical Islam, as the root cause of the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian crisis that is spreading terror across the world was prompted by climate change, the Prince of Wales has claimed…

‘Some of us were saying twenty-something years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move.

‘There’s very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.’

Prince Charles blames ‘horrors’ of the Syria war on a failure to tackle climate change | Daily Mail Online

Andrew Bolt fact checks the deep-green Princes claim :

2001:

The International Food Policy Research Institute warns that overpopulation and overstocking in the arid Middle East will make droughts worse:


Drought is a recurrent and often devastating threat to the welfare of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) where three – quarters of the arable land has less than 400 mm of annual rainfall, and the natural grazings, which support a majority of the 290 million ruminant livestock, have less than 200 mm. Its impact has been exacerbated in the last half century by the human population increasing yearly at over 3%, while livestock numbers have risen by 50% over the quinquennium.

2008:

Australian researchers predict global warming will actually bring more rain to key parts of the Middle East:

The prospect of climate change sparking food shortages and water wars in the Middle East is less likely than previously thought, with new UNSW research suggesting that rainfall will be significantly higher in key parts of the region.

2010:

Syria gets a drought – like it so often does – albeit one more prolonged than most:

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2011:

The drought ends, and Israel proves that rich and free societies can easily survive what poor tyrannies next door cannot:


“Israel is no longer drying up and the severe drought ended two years ago,” Water Commissioner Alexander Kushnir told “Globes TV” today [October 2, 2013]. “We’re emerging from the drought, and the water sector has stabilized at a supply rate for the next 10-15 years.”

2013:

We’re reminded that far worse has happened in Syria before, without man-made emissions being blamed:

The Akkadian empire flourished in the third millennium BC. Sometime around 2,200 BC drought hit, the lands dried and people migrated from urban centres. The government then collapsed, and the mighty empire began to falter in a series of calamities collectively referred to as the third-millennium Mesopotamian urban crisis.

2013:

In fact, the IPCC concedes there is little evidence that global warming (which has paused for 18 years) has brought more droughts around the world:

In summary, the current assessment concludes that there is not enough evidence at present to suggest more than low confidence in a global-scale observed trend in drought or dryness (lack of rainfall) since the middle of the 20th century…. Based on updated studies, AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in drought since the 1970s were probably overstated.

2015:

The harvest in Syria this year is again good, leading the United Nations World Food Programme to plead for a ceasefire to let farmers bring it in and transport the food to where it’s needed.

2015:

More evidence that global warming is not causing food shortages but, if anything, record harvests. The US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service/ has just reportedthat the world’s wheat production has just set “a new record” and world corn production “is up”.  Rice production is only very slightly below the record harvests of 2013/2014. Corn production this year in Turkey, Syria’s northern neighbour, sets a record.

Similar picture from the International Grains Council of increasing food production in this era of “global warming”:

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Conclusion:

So let’s sum up. There’s been no statistically significant warming for 18 years. No one is sure whether more warming will bring more rain or less to the Middle East. There is little evidence that warming of world over the last century has brought more droughts, although Syria had a bad drought that ended four years ago, before the rise of the Islamic State. Democratic Israel survived the drought without difficulty.  Syria is much more vulnerable to drought with so many more poor farmers and livestock. Syria has had worse droughts before. World food crops are actually increasing.

Prince Charles is a reckless scaremonger and denier of the science.

The science says Prince Charles is a fool to blame global warming for the Islamic State | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

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Prince Charles Blames Climate Change For War In Syria

If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth
as a killer virus to lower human population levels
.”
– Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
patron of the World Wildlife Fund

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Prince Charles blames the Syrian civil war on trace gas carbon dioxide

The Prince of Wales has said climate change may have been a factor in the emergence of civil war in Syria.

Prince Charles said he was one of those who warned many years ago that there would be rising conflict over scarce resources if the issue was not tackled.

In Syria, the prince said, a drought lasting several years meant that many people were forced off the land.

Prince Charles links climate change to Syria conflict – BBC News

Syria has experienced drought before. In the 1930’s, Yo-Yo’s were to blame

Yo-Yo Ban - Blamed for Syria Drought 1933

23 Jan 1933 – YO-YO BANNED IN SYRIA Blamed For Drought By Mosl…

In the 1870s, Syrian drought had something to do with Christian imperfection

syria christian drought blame

16 Jul 1870 – MOSQUITOES.

H/t to Steve Price and Andrew Bolt Monday November 23 | 2GB

Syria history via Steven Goddard • Real Science

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