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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 08:04 AM

O'Malley camp: 'Hey Reince: bring it on - Unlike the republican party O'Malley believes in science'

Lis Smith@Lis_Smith (Deputy Campaign Manager, Communicator for @MartinOMalley)

Hey @Reince: bring it on


Monday, on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect,” Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said “the rise of ISIS, was preceded by climate change,” and in his administration he would solve problems before they get to the point where only a military option is available.

O’Malley said, “I believe we’re in search of a new story that makes sense of our fundamental principles in a world that is now very different from the 1990’s or from the Cold War. And I believe America’s role in the world is to lead by example [with] the rise of a global middle class. And I believe that the way we do that in these times, is to create a foreign policy that’s more about engagement and collaboration, and national security strategy, that seeks new alliances to identify threats, and to work with other nations, to reduce them before we’re kind of backed into a corner where it seems the only response is a military response, American boots on the ground or not.”

He explained, “For example, one of the things that preceded the failure of the nation state of Syria and the rise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the megadrought 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 now led to the rise of ISIS and this extreme violence.”

Ben Schreckinger ‏@SchreckReports
Apparently @Reince doesn't believe climate change is contributing to conditions that are helping fuel ISIS's rise. BUT pnas.org/content/112/11/3241 …

Before the Syrian uprising that began in 2011, the greater Fertile Crescent experienced the most severe drought in the instrumental record. For Syria, a country marked by poor governance and unsustainable agricultural and environmental policies, the drought had a catalytic effect, contributing to political unrest. We show that the recent decrease in Syrian precipitation is a combination of natural variability and a long-term drying trend, and the unusual severity of the observed drought is here shown to be highly unlikely without this trend. Precipitation changes in Syria are linked to rising mean sea-level pressure in the Eastern Mediterranean, which also shows a long-term trend. There has been also a long-term warming trend in the Eastern Mediterranean, adding to the drawdown of soil moisture. No natural cause is apparent for these trends, whereas the observed drying and warming are consistent with model studies of the response to increases in greenhouse gases. Furthermore, model studies show an increasingly drier and hotter future mean climate for the Eastern Mediterranean. Analyses of observations and model simulations indicate that a drought of the severity and duration of the recent Syrian drought, which is implicated in the current conflict, has become more than twice as likely as a consequence of human interference in the climate system.

read: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/11/3241 … ( Proceedings of the National Academy of Science)

NYT: Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change

O’Malley (6/27/2015): ISIS Is A Result Of America’s ‘Mindless Rush To War’

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Reply O'Malley camp: 'Hey Reince: bring it on - Unlike the republican party O'Malley believes in science' (Original post)
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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 11:25 AM

1. K & R. n/t

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Tue Jul 21, 2015, 11:43 AM

2. Very good to see his campaign directly addressing repugs' idiocy!

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