Floods, Climate Change and the Garden of Eden?


Are Jordan’s snow and Israel’s floods signs of climate change or are they simply flukes of weather?¬† People might argue this for decades there is strong evidence that Mideastern climate has changed dramatically over thousands of years and there is evidence that humans can negatively impact their environment over a much shorter time period. The […]

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Kurdish Self-Rule Spreading in War-Torn Syria


Could a united Kurdistan mean a victory for the peoples’ natural resources: energy, and mighty rivers? Against the backdrop of the civil war raging in Syria, Syrian Kurds are moving towards self-rule. The Syrian government has relinquished many Kurdish communities to local control. Kurdish flags fly over former government buildings in northeastern Syria. Many new […]

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Climate Change Could be as Dangerous to Syria as Bashar al-Assad


Five thousand Syrians have died since the uprising started but climate change could kill many more in this dry country. Approximately 5,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March last year,¬†according to UN estimates, and an additional 600 detainees and political prisoners have died under torture. And yet there is […]

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