Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The Democrats are the "go-to party" for curbing global warming, while it's the Republicans on immigration. Since climate change is already underway, and we, as a species, are rather blasé about it, the industrialized nations in the northern latitudes (who caused the 'enhanced greenhouse effect') had better prepare to stem the flood of refugees that will be headed our way. [The current Syrian refugee crisis is an example: the war was triggered by a region wide drought that is unprecedented:
Researchers from NASA and the University of Arizona studied tree rings — a reliable proxy for measuring precipitation — going back several centuries and found that the recent Syrian drought was likely the worst in at least the past 900 years and almost definitely the worst in 500 years.
"We wanted to know how the current drought compared to past droughts," said Benjamin Cook, a climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the lead author of the study. The current drought, which has lasted about 15 years "really is the worst, far outside of natural climate cycles." The last major drought began in 1807 and lasted fourteen years.]