Climate Change: Barack Obama, Bill Nye Compare Global Warming To Terrorism

Dustin Murrell

Aside from claims that climate change benefits ISIS and Boko Haram, both President Barack Obama (at COP21) and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" recently compared the dangers of climate change and global warming to the threat of terrorism. President of France François Hollande also made the comparison on Monday at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other. What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet... We salute the people of Paris for insisting this crucial conference go on—an act of defiance that proves nothing will deter us from building the future we want for our children. What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world, than marshaling our best efforts to save it?"

"The big thing I say all the time right now is talk about climate change. If we were talking about climate change in the same way we were talking about the terrorism in Paris or the racism in Ferguson, Missouri or Baltimore, Maryland, we would be getting the work done."

"I'm not choosing between the fight against terrorism and the fight against global warming. These are two major challenges we must overcome. We must leave our children more than a world free of terror, we owe them a planet protected from disasters, a viable livable planet."

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