Mideast governments that are often focused on bloody conflicts are being stressed by the pressures brought on by Mother Nature. nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

Tom Friedman: “Here’s my bet about the future of Sunni, Shiite, Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Israeli relations: If they don’t end their long-running conflicts, Mother Nature is going to destroy them all long before they destroy one another. Let me point out a few news items you may have missed while debating the Iran nuclear deal.

On July 31, USA Today reported that in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, a city adjacent to the Persian Gulf, the heat index soared to 163 degrees “as a heat wave continued to bake the Middle East, already one of the hottest places on earth. ”

Mideast governments that are often focused on bloody conflicts are being stressed by the pressures brought on by Mother Nature.
nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

2 thoughts on “Mideast governments that are often focused on bloody conflicts are being stressed by the pressures brought on by Mother Nature. nytimes.com|By Thomas L. Friedman

  1. As is often the case, the ecological/environmental lens proves valuable in understanding how conflicts–or successes–between and among human groups arise. Good to see Friedman continue to focus our gaze on the planetary dimension of human affairs since we humans are a sub-system of Earth–apparently a fragile sub-system at that!

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