From the Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences. Read the rest here.
The drought in Syria is one of the first modern events in which a
climactic anomaly resulted in mass migration and contributed to state
instability. This is a lesson and a warning for the greater catalyst
that climate change will become in a region already under the strains of
cultural polarity, political repression, and economic inequity.
Meanwhile, let's just frack away in the good old USA.
"Over its lifetime an average well requires 3 to 5 million US gallons (11,000 to 19,000 m3) of water for the initial hydraulic fracturing operation and possible restimulation frac jobs." (wikipedia)