Impeccable Timing: ‘Obama says climate change is more of a threat than ISIS’; Update: Obama the True Victim Today

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

Republicans aren’t laughing. They’re shaking their heads in disgust.

“ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States,” Obama recently told the Atlantic, referring to the Islamic State. “Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.”

The president’s view of what is and isn’t an existential threat raisedplenty of eyebrows among conservative commentators, who characterized his statements as essentially saying, “Russia doesn’t matter. Climate change is huge.”

But Obama isn’t alone. In recent years, most of the U.S. national security community has started talking up the threat posed by climate change. It’s become a fixture in the White House national security strategy, in the intelligence community’s future outlook, and at the State Department.

And there are some seemingly clear cases where climate change is either sparking conflicts or making them worse. The Syrian civil war, for example, has its roots in the Arab Spring, in the brutality of the Assad regime, and in the atomized nature of Syrian society. But what also seemsto have played an outsized role in kindling the five-year horror show, according to scholars, is the worst drought in Syria’s recorded history — a drought that forced millions off the farm and into crowded cities, battered food production, and exacerbated an already terrible water shortage.

Meanwhile, in Brussels today

These clowns may want to delete this tweet:


Poor Obama.

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2 Responses to “Impeccable Timing: ‘Obama says climate change is more of a threat than ISIS’; Update: Obama the True Victim Today”

  1. Glorious Socialist Utopia on 22/22/16 at 3:02 pm

    How bout that hopey changey comrade? Isn’t it great being a third world laughingstock? Forward! Yes we can.

  2. DVS1 on 23/23/16 at 11:19 am

    Male “Moose limb” meatsticks make marvelous marksmanship mattes (aka “bullet sponges”). Islamb and pork a great dinner meat combo to greet “Moose limb” guests arriving in Europe? I heard that it was recommended by the EUseless nEUtered EUnichs of the EU who are saying “AdiEU” to their comfortable socialist/liberal lifestyle ^_~