On Friday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews blamed the crisis in Egypt on George W. Bush and the Iraq war.
Two days later, climate alarmist extraodinaire Joe Romm blamed it on - wait for it! - global warming:
This summer’s extreme global weather raised fears of a “Coming Food Crisis,” as CAP’s John D. Podesta and Jake Caldwell warned in Foreign Policy: “Global food security is stretched to the breaking point, and Russia’s fires and Pakistan’s floods are making a bad situation worse.” Earlier this month I discussed how, in fact, “Extreme weather events helped drive food prices to record highs.” Back then, experts were worried about food riots. Now they are happening.
The Washington Post reported on the connection between food prices and Tunisian violence in mid-January, in a piece headlined, “Spike in global food prices contributes to Tunisian violence.” [...]
Robin Niblett, director of the Chatham House, was interviewed at Davos (click here) and said the Egyptian riots “were driven partly of course by the rise of food prices.”
NPR had a long story on the subject today, “Rising Food Prices Can Topple Governments, Too.”
After quoting various liberal media sources such as the Post and NPR, Romm reached this hysterical conclusion:
Energy insecurity and climate instability have now become key factors in food insecurity, which in turn has become a key factor in toppling governments. [...]
Those who think that the serious impacts of climate change — and our inane energy policies — on the world economy and U.S. national security are decades away are simply not paying attention.
Those of us that have been monitoring this insanity for years have regularly laughed at all the world's maladies these folks tie to global warming. Dr. John Brignell, a British engineering professor, publishes a growing list of such conspiracy theories at his website Number Watch.
I guess if Egyptians, after decades of poor treatment by a corrupt, authoritarian government, revolt and possibly topple said government, it's because in the past 160 years, the planet's temperature has risen by approximately (and debatably!) one degree Celsius.
Boggles the mind, doesn't it?
(H/T Marc Morano)