'Climate change is making things harder for those who live in a politically unstable and economically challenged region'
Excerpt: What role is climate change playing in conflicts across the Sahel? “Climate change plays two roles,” says Opower's Sloan. “When you and your family have been living off the same land for generations and all of a sudden that becomes impossible, the first impact is relocation. But there’s a limited amount of land in the world so we’re going to see more and more skirmish zones.” “Second, climate change makes people feel small and helpless, and Islamic fundamentalists have been very good at turning helplessness and despair into anger and action. If you give someone who feels small a gun, they stop feeling small,” he adds. Sloan is a former US Army soldier. “If you give them a direction to point that gun they stop feeling helpless.”
The 'Sunday Times,' supports the ancient belief that years of war tend to bring abnormal vagaries In the weather. There have been remarkable extremes of weather since the war began, and these have continued all through the year. The spring was one of the bleakest on record, and the summer began in the same way.'
Scientist Bob Tisdale rebuts Kerry: 'The UN IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers was bought and paid for by politicians for political purposes.' -- 'In reality, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Summary for Policymakers for their 5th Assessment Report was initially written by climate scientists for politicians. The language of the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers was then amended by politicians during days of negotiations in Stockholm prior to publication. Additionally, the vast majority of the scientific research reflected in that document was funded by governments. As a result, the IPCC Summary for Policymakers presents only research efforts that adhere to the agendas of the political entities that financed it.
'Climate change, however, is adding a new dynamic to the game. This is why the US military has identified climate change as a 'threat multiplier'. -- 'Climate change makes events such as the Russian Heat wave, Pakistan floods, the 2003 European heat wave, and 2011 Texas drought, and all their attendant ripple effects, more likely.'
Kerry: 'I know that the United States has a great commitment under President Obama to take our own initiatives, not even to wait for congressional action, but to move administratively in order to do our part'