As if any Marxist revolutionary has ever brought anything but misery to his allegedly beloved masses.
In wringing ing his hands over drought conditions and ensuing water shortages in North Africa and the Middle East (i.e., desert regions), New York Times columnist Tom Friedman writes:
… If you ask “what are the real threats to our security today,” said [resource scarcity alarmist Lester] Brown, “at the top of the list would be climate change, population growth, water shortages, rising food prices and the number of failing states in the world. As that list grows, how many failed states before we have a failing global civilization, and everything begins to unravel?”
Hopefully, we won’t go there. But, then, we should all remember that quote attributed to Leon Trotsky: “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” Well, you may not be interested in climate change, but climate change is interested in you.
Folks, this is not a hoax. We and the Arabs need to figure out — and fast — more ways to partner to mitigate the environmental threats where we can and to build greater resiliency against those where we can’t. Twenty years from now, this could be all that we’re talking about. [Emphasis added]