'When they promote dubious claims, Burke, [Chris] Mooney and others undermine their credibility and hence their cause.
'In spite of the recent surge in violence in the Middle East, war-related casualties have fallen over the last half-century, as temperatures have risen'
'One chapter of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC published this year...examines a broader range of research and concludes that 'collectively the research does not conclude that there is a strong positive relationship between warming and armed conflicts.'
'Anthropological research finds a weak linkage between resource scarcity and war.'
'Predictions of warming-induced war are more likely to result in higher military budgets than lower fossil-fuel emissions.'
Marc Morano: 'Obama's telling the GOP he can do these treaties without Congress, these agreements without any consent of the Senate, no ratification.' Morano believes that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are looking to leave a "climate legacy" before they exit Washington. 'In order to get that climate legacy, they need to sign onto this big new UN climate treaty next year in Paris,' he said. "And in order to build momentum for that they needed to bring China along, so that's a big part of the reason.'
'Climate change' is one of the missions of the Obama Administration, it is highly unlikely that the military wouldn’t be dancing to the climate change tune. However, which immediate risks have been identified? What, militarily, happens if the sea level increases an inch?
'And that brings us to something like climate change, which is profoundly having an impact in various parts of the world, where droughts are occurring not at a 100-year level but at a 500-year level in places that they haven’t occurred, floods of massive proportions, diminishment of water for crops and agriculture at a time where we need to be talking about sustainable food.'