Environmental pressures, not just political and economic ones, stirred change in the Mideast.” (Source: NY Times)

Thomas Friedman makes the connection between environmental degradation in the Middle East and the Arab uprisings.

We and the Arabs need to figure out — and fast — more ways to partner to mitigate the environmental threats where we can and to build greater resiliency against those where we can’t. Twenty years from now, this could be all that we’re talking about. “