2011-02-08 00:19:50Is the political instability in the MIddle East attributable to AGW?
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The economist Paul Krugman points out that the uprisings in the Middle East are clearly linked to rapidly rising food prices, and that this is largely due to the recent extreme-weather events. Even if one doesn't specifically attribute these events to AGW, there's little doubt that increased AGW will give rise to more of these sorts of events.

So maybe we will look back in 30 years and say, "The political implications of AGW were already visible as early as 2011; just as were the implications for the ice-shelves in Greenland."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/opinion/07krugman.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212