Climate change operates in concert with other human activities. In this case, climate-change-enhanced droughts in Iraq and Syria are occurring as Turkish energy demands spurs construction of hydroelectric dams on the Tigris. The results are heart-breaking and serious, decimating water supplies and fomenting serious instability, as these posts show.
Check out, then pls LIKE and SHARE these heart-breaking, insightful stories from Syria and Iraq, describing the building water crises and the resulting instability unfolding, posted by Julia Harte (FD: my freelance Istanbul journalist daughter):
In her latest, a Syrian declares how he sees another war erupting over the shutoff of water from Turkey’s upcoming Ilisu dam, w. video:
An intimate, heart-breaking look at how the lack of water destroyed one family’s livelihood, w. video:
Here, an Iraqi regional leader estimates that 1 in 3 Iraqis will lose their livelihoods once the upcoming Turkish Ilisu hydroelectric dam comes online, w. video:
Imagine if 1 in 3 Americans lost their livelihoods from lack of water – and we are much more politically stable…