Prince Charles ‘wrong’ on climate link to Syria war 

Posted: September 8, 2017 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Critique, propaganda, research

Image credit: BBC News

No evidence for the Prince’s Syrian refugees theory but plenty that he’s a serial climate alarmist.

Scientists have accused the Prince of Wales of exaggerating the link between climate change and the civil war in Syria, says The Times (via the GWPF).

A new study found no evidence for the widely publicised theory that climate change was a factor in causing the war, in which more than 300,000 people have died and 11 million have been forced to leave their homes.

The researchers said making “overblown claims” based on poor evidence fuelled scepticism about the need for action on climate change, undermining the cause the prince was advancing.

The prince made the claim in November 2015 before the Paris climate change summit at which 194 countries agreed a global deal to cut emissions.

Speaking of the threat from climate change, he said: “There’s very good evidence that one of the major reasons for this terror in Syria was a drought that lasted for five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.”

A study by King’s College London and the University of Sussex has debunked the prince’s claim, which was also made by Barack Obama when he was US president.

The researchers found that although northeastern Syria did experience a severe drought from 2007 to 2010, before the civil war started, the drought was not necessarily caused by human influences on global climate.

The scale of migration away from northeastern Syria was “on nothing like the scale which has been claimed”, the study says. Only 40,000 to 60,000 families moved, not the 1.5 million people often quoted by proponents of the climate change link.

The study said that migration was “probably more caused by economic liberalisation than by drought.”

Continued here: Prince Charles ‘Wrong’ On Climate Link To Syria War | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

  1. oldbrew says:

    The Real Potential Climate Problem Is Caused by the Climate Alarmists Themselves
    Alan Carlin | September 7, 2017

    The primary current problem is that the climate alarmists are creating enormous problems in the generation and use of reliable energy necessary for the development and even the continuation of modern civilization, with adverse effects on the economy, human welfare, and even the environment, all for no significant benefits to anyone except vendors of renewable energy facilities. The primary culprits are those who promote these mistaken ideas

  2. stewgreen says:

    Talking of wacky stuff, who’s going to Huddersfield 4th World Congress of Psychogeography 8th-10th September 2017 ?
    The tour of supermarket carparks could actually be useful

  3. They ruin the whole story by ending with this garbage.

    ‘The case for international action on climate change is strong enough without resort to dubious evidence of its impact on the Syrian civil war.’

    [reply] ‘without resort to dubious evidence’ – pot, meet kettle 😎

  4. ivan says:

    It will always be thus as long as the purveyors of the green religion rely on feelings, wishy washy assumptions and wishful thinking rather than solid provable facts.

  5. Roger Andrews says:

    I debunked the climate change = drought = Syria civil war fiction two years ago:

  6. BLACK PEARL says:

    Mitigating factor of his interest could be linked to the revenue generated by Wind Turbines erected on Crown Estates land, both on & Offshore.
    Wonder what the figure is ?

  7. p.g.sharrow says:

    Human caused climate change is the oldest of all religions.

    “Wicked humans have caused disfavor with the gods”! We are all doomed! “There MUST be sacrifice and penance.”

    Thousands of years and the con-game goes on. Different people, same old song. Send money!
    A new bunch of suckers born every generation.

    Little Charlie is a prime example of someone educated way beyond his intelligence. Small wonder his mother refuses to give him the keys to the family business…pg

  8. dscott says:

    The idea that climate change brought on the Syrian Civil War is not just absurd and unfounded as this study points out, it’s a detestable cover up to protect the grotesque incompetence of Barack Obama.

    The turmoil of the 2000s in the M.E. started when Democrats holding the House and Senate voted in the revised Renewable Fuel Standard. From that point, the government subsidies to turn corn into ethanol was a huge windfall. By the time Obama took office in 2009, there were food riots in Haiti and Mexico because of the massive switch of human consumable corn to ethanol feed stock acreage in the US which disrupted the food markets around the world. The UN had repeatedly pleaded with Barack Obama to reduce ethanol feed stock production acreage to increase human corn consumption acreage, and he REFUSED.

    By 2011, governments all over the M.E. were unable to subsidize the rising price of food creating societal havoc and revolutions. The Syrian Civil War was the product of insane Democrats who babbled the Climate Change mantra and upon seeing starving people rioting pretended they had nothing to do with civil disturbances. Then on top of driving mass populations of people to the brink of starvation because Obama had raised the price of food upon impoverished peoples, Obama then supplied arms to the Syrian rebels prolonging the civil war. The result was NOT 300,000 but over 500,000 people killed in Syria, displacing millions and caused the refugee crisis in Europe. Barack Obama is guilty of instigating genocide, they all know it and they concocted this absurd narrative to absolve Obama of his crimes against humanity.

    The only reason ISIS was able to grab territory in Syria is because Barack Obama supplying arms to Assad’s enemies tying up the Syrian Army left most of Syria vulnerable to radical Islam. This is why Barack Obama and John Kerry repeatedly claimed Climate Change was the greatest threat to world stability, it was an absurd dodge of their culpability. Most people dismissed the narrative but it still had it’s intended effect, i.e. people not condemning Obama for all the death and destruction in Syria and elsewhere that he caused. And please we all know Assad is a bad man, a killer, however, he and his father before him didn’t slaughter Syrians in any comparable degree to what Obama instigated in 6 years time. Assad’s evils to 2011 do not justify the mass death Obama instigated until now in 2017.

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