Combating climate change: The left's strategy to defeat ISIS
President Obama claimed last week that his plans to attend an upcoming climate change conference will be "a powerful rebuke" to Islamic State terrorists, who took credit for the brutal November 13 Paris attacks.
"I will be joining world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference," stated Barack. "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children."
Obama isn't the first politician who has spoken of the relationship between climate change and terrorism. Secretary of State John Kerry recently stated in a speech that climate change is a threat to the security and stability of the US and other countries.
Not surprisingly, liberal celebrities are also on board with the climate change-terrorism correlation. At a U.N. climate summit, Leonardo DiCaprio (seen here aboard his 450-foot super-yacht in Cannes) stated that he agrees with the notion that climate change is our single greatest security threat.
But it was presidential hopeful and self-admitted socialist Bernie Sanders who further explained the causal relationship between the environment and terrorism during the second Democratic presidential debate.
"Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism," explained Sanders. "We will see countries all over the world struggling over limited amounts of water and land to grow their crops, and you'll see all kinds of international conflict." Sanders vowed during the debate to "rid the planet of this barbarous organization called ISIS."
So, then, what do leftists like Obama and Sanders plan to do about combating terrorism? Is a carbon tax the solution we've all been waiting for to put an end to terrorist groups like ISIS? Will investing government money in clean energy mean fewer suicide bombings down the road?
It seems as though the left will grasp onto any hypothesis to explain the rise of Islamic terrorism. First, it was financial instability (remember "jobs for jihadis"?) that gave rise to terrorism. Currently, climate change is the acceptable hypothesis.
Hopefully, in a new Republican administration, strategies to combat terrorism will take into account the true underlying cause of the rise of groups like ISIS: lack of political stability in combination with a totalitarian ideology based on core values of Islam.