Gore: Man-made global warming caused drought and then upheaval in Syria which led to 'flow of refugees' to UK which led to Brexit vote
Gore: The [Syrian civil ]war broke out in 2011 as people took to the streets during the Arab Spring protest movement against dictators in the Middle East. President Bashar Assad responded by sending in the troops. Mr Gore said this had produced an “incredible flow of refugees into Europe, which is creating political instability and which contributed in some ways to the desire of some in the UK to say ‘whoa, we’re not sure we want to be part of that anymore’”. He said this kind of political instability was being felt by a number of countries around the world. “Some countries have a hard time even in the best of seasons but the additional stress this climate crisis is causing really poses the threat of some political disruption and chaos of a kind the world would find extremely difficult to deal with,” Mr Gore said.
Patients should be prepared for future meetings with their doctors to include discussions of global warming.
Under a political advocacy campaign launched Wednesday, a coalition of physician groups will tell the public that their health is threatened by catastrophic man-made global warming, also called climate change. Participating doctors will also urge government action to reduce the damage believed to be caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.
"Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here,” Sarfaty said in the press release. “It's not only a problem for us in 2100, it's a problem now. And it's not only hurting polar bears, it's hurting us.”
Sarfaty has made numerous contributions to Democratic candidates, including former president Barack Obama, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, according to the Federal Election Commission’s website. The consortium is run by The George Mason University Program on Climate & Health.
Climate Depots' Marc Morano reacts: "We have now officially expanded the era of 'fake news' to include 'fake weather.' The public expects scientifically accurate and up to the minute forecasts, not calculated politically dubious forecasts that hide the truth."
"The NWS's primary function is to inform the public in situations like this, not make forecasts based on how to best influence public behavior. It is not the "National Psychiatric Service", but the National WEATHER Service. The NWS has taken it upon themselves to decide that the public was unable to hand the truth about the 2017 Blizzard Bust."