But acually, it's been reported by Foreign Policy about a month ago http://complex.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/12/24/power-station-military-assault - and of course I got that bookmarked and tweeted ;-)
Five years before Syria was awash in sectarian bloodshed, it was in the midst of a devastating drought – one of the worst in modern times.
The numbers are staggering.
A lot of the research is available at ecowar.blogspot.com. Below are a few comments I have received on the book itself:
"an important book [...] on a topic more people should pay attention to [...] This is a fascinating thought-provoking book which I encourage you to read."
- Scott Butki, Newsvine
"energetic and thought-provoking [...] This is a treatise without inflexible dogma."
- Kevin Rennie, Red Bluff
"[...] a real pleasure receiving your book. It's very interesting! Most of it is so very relevant today [...]"
"[...] very interesting and significant [...]"
"[...] is extremely well written and interesting [...]"
"[Interlude A about a Neanderthal family] makes exciting reading [...] this might be one way of waking the current generation up to the fact that if we do not solve our ecological problem we could become past history."
(Comments received via email unless linked to.)