Tuesday, March 8, 2016

This is What Led to The Birth of ISIS Terrorist Organisation - NASA

NASA have made an extraordinary claim about the rise of ISIS in the Middle East.

According to the space agency the Middle East is in the middle of its worst drought in 900 years - and it has hugely contributed to the rise of barbaric terror group Islamic State (ISIS).

A study from NASA claims that the cataclysmic and devastating drought which began in 1998 across Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey has led to a series of events that has seen governments fall and terror organisations rise.

The Middle East is in the midst of its worst drought in 900 years
That includes ISIS - also known as Daesh - which has been behind horror terror attacks such as that in Paris last November which killed 130.

The space agency said of the drought: “The range of how extreme wet or dry periods were is quite broad, but the recent drought in the Levant region stands out as about 50 per cent drier than the driest period in the past 500 years, and 10 to 20 per cent drier than the worst drought of the past 900 years.”

Without the necessary water, farmers have struggled to grow crops, which has seen the populations grow frustrated.

The study, published in Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, suggests people are bound to move away from the region in light of such conditions – which has been evident in the mass-migration of refugees to Europe. It says this has made it ripe for conflicts to arise.

Co-author Kevin Anchukaitis, climate scientist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, said: “It’s not necessarily possible to rely on finding better climate conditions in one region than another, so you have the potential for large-scale disruption of food systems as well as potential conflict over water resources.”

Yochanan Kushnir, a climate scientist at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, who was not involved in the research, added: "This paper shows that the behaviour during this recent drought period is different than what we see in the rest of the record.”

The scientists managed to decipher that this is the worst drought in almost a millennium by analysing tree-rings in the region.

Tree-rings can be used to see how much water is being absorbed by the plant with the thinner the ring meaning that less water is being taken in.

Historical documents were used to corroborate the accuracy of the tree-ring data.


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