Paul Krugman has written an opinion piece arguing that global warming is to blame for the food shortage that has caused the revolt in Egypt. He claims that his argument is based upon “evidence”, yet he does not list or cite any evidence. He gives anecdotal evidence, but not hard data. Still, I can’t help but wonder if the guy may be on to something. I think that the catastrophic weather events probably did cause the uptick in food prices (but probably somewhat related to corn-ethanol as well). Still, the link between CO2 and these specific weather events would have to be more than just “plausible” to be able to make the assertion that Global Warming caused the Egyptian Revolution.

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