Originally posted by whodey
Did Bernie Sanders just blame the Paris attacks on a lack of water and climate change?
Yes, yes he did. And this guy wants to be president.
But he gets a lot more wrong than just that.
“In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism,” said Sanders.
“And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the ...[text shortened]... ant to win.
The attack in Paris just basically increased France's death toll from homicide by roughly 25% over
the present annual average.
Which just goes to show how low Homicide rates are in western countries. [even the USA]
A single heat wave can kill several thousand people, or several thousand percent more than the annual
death toll from Homicides. [even if such large terrorist attacks happened annually.]
Far more people are killed in car crashes, far more people are killed by the flu.
Indeed, changes in spread of disease [with tropical diseases moving north] could easily kill many thousands
more people than terrorism.
Air pollution from burning fossil fuels in cars factories and power stations annually kills tens of thousands.
The attack in Paris was bad, we should take reasonable steps to reduce the chances of such attacks happening
again. [We didn't achieve such low murder rates by not caring when they happen] But the idea that terrorism
in the west even comes close to the threat level posed by global warming and associated climate change is absurd.
And, as has already correctly been pointed out, climate change is a 'threat multiplier' that increases the risk and scope
of wars and terrorism.