Face it, all we Homo Sapiens sapiens have going for us is insanity and abstract thought - and we'll probably only have abstract thought until we can correctly turn recorded brain wave patterns into thoughts, at which point we will discover that the "intelligent" life we have been searching the universe for is already on plant Earth. (Not so sure about insanity either - animals do recreational drugs)
What you need are statistics on terrorist casualties from heat related illness - they don't have air conditioning. Then compare this to casualties from the fact that it is a fucking war. Native architecture is usually the best for the climate, what do their tent cities look like?
Um.. how EXACTLY do you expect digital literature to make it impossible to modify books? I would have thought it would follow the same rules as digital videos and photos, and we all know how immune they are to modification.