I assumed the protests in Syria were about the usual stuff. I really did. Oil. Borders. Regime Change. I had no idea that climate change was not peripheral but central to the uprising and the government atrocities there. Here's a comic to catch you up on what's happening in Syria in 5 minutes.
You might want to pay attention. Maybe it's because I live in a desert thoroughly disguised as not-desert, where water is an issue a lot of the time, but it sounds to me like Syria could happen anywhere.