In this You Ought to Have a Look, we provide links to the subsequent public comments from those researchers under question (who have made them available) in response to Representative Raul Grijalva’s (D‑AZ) line of investigation—one which many have termed a “witch hunt.”
The identifiable influence of human‐caused climate change on recent drought conditions in the Fertile Crescent was almost certainly not the so‐called straw that broke the camel’s back and led to the outbreak of conflict in Syria.
Armed with a computer model in 1935, one could probably have written the exact same story on California drought as appears today in the Washington Post some 80 years ago, prompted by the very similar outlier temperatures of 1934 and 2014.
With or without human‐caused climate change, bluffs and barrier islands along the coast of northwestern Alaska are inherently unstable and not particularly good places to establish permanent towns–this is probably one of the reasons that the natives were largely nomadic.
The Obama Administration is sticking to its talking points claiming climate change affects us more than terrorism–it might be valuable to compare and contrast the real life affects Americans endure from both of these threats.