Watch: Martin O’Malley: Climate change conditions led to rise of ISIS and extreme violence

By: - Climate DepotJuly 22, 2015 3:38 PM with 4 comments

Published on Jul 22, 2015

Speaking to Bloomberg Politics, Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley says that the conditions created by climate change led to the rise of ISIS and extreme violence.

MARTIN O’MALLEY: “For example, one of the things that preceded the failure of the nation state of Syria, arise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that nation, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms or rather the conditions of extreme poverty that has led now to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence…”

Bloomberg Politics
July 20, 2014


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