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Climate Change Spells Doom for the Middle East
As President Obama makes his first stop in Israel on his much-touted trip to the Middle East, I think it's appropriate to place the generations of strife in that region into an environmental context. No matter what happens between Israel and Palestine or Syria or Iran, no matter what happens in Iraq or how many reforms Saudi Arabia allows so women cannot be legally murdered by their husbands or how many drone targets in Pakistan Obama adds to the kill list, the Middle East is a doomed and terrifying place for one reason: water.
March 23, 2013