Gee, who could’ve seen this take coming?
— Scientific American (@sciam) January 8, 2018
LMAO, are you really going there?
— Terry Kern (@crapsplayer58) January 8, 2018
No, It did not. https://t.co/Bg23ab1rCm
— Max.RS (@Randy_Shannon) January 8, 2018
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.
Unabashedly idiotic. This is what our credible scientific reads have come to. Take your cult and get ratioed with it.
— Paul Wolpert (@PaulWolpert1) January 8, 2018
Don’t mind if they do!
This is absolutely ridiculous.
— Casaubon (@Sneaky_Disease) January 8, 2018
Sure it did. pic.twitter.com/Ecu5YRj1NW
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) January 8, 2018
This is not a good example of correlation, much less causation. This argument simply isn't good: pic.twitter.com/paUln0x4Nd
— Jeremy Martin (@jmar777) January 8, 2018
— Patrick Hauf (@PatrickHauf) January 8, 2018
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) January 8, 2018
— Reluctant Exister (@IriathZhul) January 8, 2018
lol. I stubbed my toe yesterday on my dresser. Pretty sure that was the fault of climate change too, eh?
— brent mohrman (@motrbotr) January 8, 2018
AHAHAHHA! That's good, you guys are competing with The Onion, right? 😀 That's really good.
— moinsd (@moinsd) January 8, 2018
— jason (@jasonelevation) January 8, 2018
— InTheBloodOutdoors (@itb_outdoors) January 8, 2018
— parabellum #? (@e30ben) January 8, 2018
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) January 8, 2018
— Erick Brockway (@erickbrockway) January 8, 2018
Yeah, I'm guessing it's more government corruption, oppression, and a bad economy, but you go with that.
— John Doiron (@jfd1965) January 8, 2018
— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) January 8, 2018
According to our extensive research, there’s only one thing for Scientific American to do right now:
Get the fuck out of here with this shit https://t.co/RiCvwuhUfl
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) January 8, 2018
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