Egypt's Conflagration is an Advance Warning for an Unsustainable World

3 February 2011, 12:50 AM

Written by Susan Kraemer for the Green Prophet, a Cooperation Circle of URI, Feb 2 2011 

Egypt is just the first nation to see the instability predicted as a result of climate change, peak oil and the unsustainable numbers of people on this planet. But this is where we are all headed, dictatorship-ruled or not. Of course, nobody likes to be governed by a dictator. But anger at 30 years of dictatorial rule came to a head this year because other issues put increasing pressure on the nation. A rising population, rising food and energy prices and reductions in energy production play a big role in this conflagration.

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