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President Obama Says Terrorism Is Partially Caused By Climate Change

During a recent speech at the Coast Guard Commencement ceremonies, President Obama discussed the role of climate change in violence around the world by saying:

“Understand, climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world, yet what we also know is that severe drought helped to create the instability in Nigeria that was exploited by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It’s now believed that drought, crop failures, and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East."

While he did not put all the blame on changing weather patterns, he did say climate change was a "threat multiplier." He also told the graduates, "You need to be ready."

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