Gee, who could’ve seen this take coming?

What?

No, but it did. Just look:

The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic.

At least 20 people have died in the uprising, driven by the sudden collapse of financial institutions, low wages and mistrust of national leaders. Rising temperatures are seen by some experts as an underlying condition for the economic hardships that led to the unrest.

[Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council] said the role of climate change on the protests is “massive” and underreported by the media. The protests have largely sprung from provincial cities that climate refugees now call home, instead of the capital, Tehran. Those areas have traditionally been more conservative and less willing to speak out against the ayatollahs, she said.

We’d excerpt more stupidity, but then we’d have to copy and paste the entire thing, and we’re not supposed to do that. But feel free to head over and read the rest of it yourself.

Suffice it to say, it’s dumb. Like, criminally dumb.

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