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Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2015

Martin O’Malley blames origins of ISIS on global warming

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley jumped on the bandwagon of those claiming global warming is as serious as national security and created the conditions which “caused” Islamic State, ISIS.

“One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms — or rather the conditions of extreme poverty — that has now led to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence,” O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, told Bloomberg news in a question about foreign policy.

This is a widely held view in liberal circles, quoting this study.

“We’re not saying the drought caused the war,” Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and one of the study’s authors, explained. “We’re saying that added to all the other stressors, it helped kick things over the threshold into open conflict. And a drought of that severity was made much more likely by the ongoing human-driven drying of that region.”

earth fireball destruction photo/ Bela Geletneky aka photoshopper24 via pixabay.com

earth fireball destruction photo/ Bela Geletneky aka photoshopper24 via pixabay.com

“Whether it’s the weak Obama-Clinton nuclear deal that paves the way for Iran to obtain an atomic bomb or Martin O’Malley’s absurd claim that climate change is responsible for ISIS, it’s abundantly clear no one in the Democratic Party has the foreign policy vision to keep America safe,” Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

President Obama was attacked by his critics when he told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to prepare for the fight against global warming, pushing the focus of global warming away from temperature or climate and more towards public health and national security.

global temp chart from British Met office, 2012

global temp chart from British Met office, 2012

 

 

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