Report: Global warming expected to increase terrorism.

National Intelligence Council (NIC) chairman Thomas Fingar today told Congress that global warming is expected to “aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions” around the world, which “could increase the pool of potential recruits into terrorist activity.” Fingar’s remarks were based on a new NIC report on the topic, which conservative House members blasted as “a waste of time.”