Krugman: Egyptian Riots Caused by Global Warming

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How Paul Krugman is ever treated as a serious intellect is a mystery.  In Mr. Krugman's latest foray into comedy, he somehow comes up with the conclusion that the riots in Egypt are the result of Global Warming.  He bases his conclusion on high food prices, while ignoring nearly every sliver of evidence which contradicts his theory - mundane evidence such as historical prices, inflation adjusted, for grain and food being either comparable to, or slightly lower, than at other periods between now and 1948 is simply ignored
Paul Krugman long ago became inconsequential as an economist...or as a thinker.

Paul Krugman Blames Egypt Crisis On Global Warming
By Noel Sheppard February 07, 2011 10:44

For the second time in eight days, a prominent liberal has blamed the developing crisis in Egypt on global warming.

Following in the footsteps of climate alarmist extraordinaire Joe Romm Monday was New York Times columnist Paul Krugman:

We’re in the midst of a global food crisis — the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, corn, sugar and oils. These soaring prices have had only a modest effect on U.S. inflation, which is still low by historical standards, but they’re having a brutal impact on the world’s poor, who spend much if not most of their income on basic foodstuffs.

The consequences of this food crisis go far beyond economics. After all, the big question about uprisings against corrupt and oppressive regimes in the Middle East isn’t so much why they’re happening as why they’re happening now. [...]
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