Wrong Clean Energy Will Further Destabilize Iraq

Wrong Clean Energy Will Further Destabilize Iraq says a southern Iraqi leader, reports Julia Harte (FD: my daughter) at National Geographic Newswatch. Recent droughts, predicted to worsen under continuing climate change, are already stressing farming in this area, once the biblical site of Eden. According to the sheikh, the oncoming Turkish Ilisu hydroelectric dam will dry up the livelihoods of nearly 30% of Iraq’s people; this is certain to stress further an already politically fragile country.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

Source

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/23/enkis-gift-how-civilization-bubbled-from-the-waters-of-mesopotamia/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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