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    War, Mismanagement and Climate Change: Iraq’s Environment Pushed to the Brink

    I can almost hear the palm trees drinking the rain, Hear the villages moaning and emigrants With oar and sail fighting the Gulf Winds of storm and thunder, singing ‘Rain… rain… Drip, drop, the rain… A verse from ‘Rain Song’ by Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab (1926-1964) Water has been Iraq’s lifeline since the birth […]