A new study finds human-caused climate change was a major trigger of Syria’s brutal civil war. The war that helped drive the rise of ISIS was itself spawned in large part by the worst drought in Iraq's history -- a drought made 2 to 3 times more likely by climate change.
“If this were a wind mill project or a solar project, Republicans would have been hair-on-fire crazy supporting the property rights of farmers and ranchers ... But because it’s an oil pipeline, it’s fine.”
If U.S. carbon pollution plays a central role in rendering large parts of Mexico and Central America virtually uninhabitable, what will that mean for Homeland Security? And will we have some moral obligation to change our immigration policy?