Democrats believe that global warming is even more dangerous than terrorists

Last Updated: November 30, 2015
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On the “Face the Nation” Sunday on CBS, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed his opinion that global warming is the greatest threat to America’s national security, confirming the fact that Democrats believe that carbon dioxide emissions are more dangerous than terrorists, says The Daily Caller.

Opinions about the threat, expressed during the Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders’ tells on “Face the Nation” on Sunday came just after the Democratic debate that took place on Saturday. Then, all three candidates expressed their concern about global warming, claiming that it contributed to the Syrian Civil War, and therefore to the rise of ISIS, according to the same source.

“If there is not enough water, if there is not enough land to grow your crops, then you’re going to see migrations of people fighting over land that will sustain them. And that will lead to international conflict”, stated Sanders. Even President Barack Obama strongly believes that these two threats are connected. “It is not a coincidence that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the country experienced the worst drought on record”, said Secretary of State John Kerry in an October speech.

It’s related to terrorism, says Bernie Sanders

Sanders pointed out that he understands that terrorism is a big threat to humanity, but resolving global warming could mean you can kill two birds with one stone.

“In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say you’re gonna see countries all over the world– this is what the C.I.A. says, they’re gonna be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops. And you’re gonna see all kinds of international conflict.”, stated Sanders during Saturday’s debate, quoted by the Daily Caller.

And solutions could be proposed at the next U.N. global warming summit that will be held in Paris. Despite recent terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials are determined for things to go on as planned, as it’s likely for countries to back an international agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions. “Nations will be more likely to work closely with France to produce a constructive outcome,” former U.S. diplomat Nigel Purvis told Politico.

Global warming is a real issue

While most Americans won’t probably understand the Democrats’ analogy, Time’s Justin Worland come to their help, arguing that “many academics and national security experts agree that climate change contributes to an uncertain world where terrorism can thrive”. “The worst drought on record in the Middle Eastern country has created instability for farmers and threatened the food supply. At the same time, the government has struggled to hold on to power across the country in the face of militant groups and millions of Syrians have fled their homeland.”, Worland wrote.

While Syria has a long history of drought, contributing to rising tensions, is more logical to make a parallel between politics and terrorism, not terrorism and global warming. “[P]olitical and economic factors prove to be much better and more compelling explanations for men to fight other men.”, wrote National security expert Jeff Kueter with the George C. Marshall Institute in a 2014 paper.

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  • Asteroid Miner

    We are headed for a human population crash from 7.5 Billion to 70 thousand or zero people some time between 2022 and 2040. We don’t have time for research or fooling around with renewables. Causes of a population crash:

    1. Global Warming [GW] will cause civilization to collapse within 13 years give or take 6 years because GW will cause the rain to move and the rain move will force agriculture to collapse. Famine has been the cause of many dozens of previous population crashes.

    2. Reference “Overshoot” by William Catton, 1980 and “Bottleneck: Humanity’s Impending Impasse” by William Catton, 2009. Catton says that we humans are about to experience a population crash. Population biologist William Catton says that the US is the most overcrowded country. Collapse from overpopulation could happen any time now.

    The Earth has 4.5 Billion too many people. An overshoot in population requires an equal undershoot. We overshot by 4.5 billion, and the consequence is an undershoot by 4.5 billion. The carrying capacity is 3 billion. 3 billion minus 4.5 billion is zero because there can’t be minus 1.5 billion people. This can happen even if there is enough food.

    Catton tells the story of an island with deer but no wolves. The deer population increased to ~3500. There was still plenty of food, but the population crashed to 35. The reason was overcrowding.

    Sharing kills everybody because you can’t survive on half of the required calories. 7 billion people is 4 billion too many no matter how you slice it. “We” didn’t make “Them” have too many children.

    3. Aquifers running dry No irrigation, no wheat. No wheat, no bread. The “Green Revolution” was a bad idea. It caused India to double her population rather than get out of poverty. Now Indian farmers have “discovered” that water is a limiting resource. Water is a limiting resource in the US as well. When, not if, the aquifer under the high plains runs dry, there will be no bread and no pasta in the US.

    We didn’t “cause” third world poverty. They were never “unpoor” in the first place. They were stone age, not poor. We invented science. They didn’t. Their failure to invent science is not our fault.

    4. Resource depletion

    4A oil

    4B minerals

    etcetera.

    War will kill a lot of people. Famine will kill 8 billion out of 7.5 billion. 7.5-8=-0.5, but with population, the crash ends at zero.

    Will there be survivors? Nobody knows. Nor does anybody have any idea who or where the survivors might be, if any.

    NATURE has lots of other ways to kill humans. Don’t provoke her.