23 June 2011

Lisa Friedman's piece on climate change in the Middle East and North Africa quotes CCAPS researcher Joshua Busby. "They just can't pay attention to climate change if they're dealing with transitions to a new regime and have broader political instability," Busby said. "That could just be a short hiccup, but I think at the end of the day, a country like Egypt -- barring a major political cataclysm -- I think they're going to have to have more of the scientific expertise to come to grips with the climate issue."