posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Many people in this thread are thinking far too simplistically. It's not merely that a place is hot, or warm, you must think more dynamically to
understand how this can make sense.
It's more about the rate of extremity over time. In the middle east, they've dealt with extreme weather for a very long time. So it's affected their
culture. Texas isn't nearly extreme, and has a ton of other factors working in their favor.
Other places which are used to more moderate climate are having unusual patches of extreme weather. In this case, it's a matter of acute adaptations,
and lack of proper adaptations.
Nature is dynamic, as is our ability to adapt. It makes perfect sense that part of our adaptive mechanism is to become more hostile and less sociable
when "the going gets rough".
Yes, the lack of jobs certainly have something to do with it, but the climate change will actually feed into job loss as the process accelerates.
There are so many factors interacting with each other at the same time, that's it's difficult to see where causation is to be had, and easy to deny
connections that don't match with our personal values and belief systems. Such a tragedy.
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