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Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World’s Extremist Fires: U.S Intel Chief

“Here’s the latest missive on climate change from America’s national security leaders: You could suppress ISIS and solve Syria, but extremist groups and regional conflicts will keep popping up in an unstable future exacerbated by a warming Earth and extreme weather events.

So said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, giving an overview of global threats as he opened an annual intelligence community conference in D.C. on Wednesday. Increased competition for ‘ever-diminishing food and water resources’ will amplify socio-economically motivated armed conflicts, countries’ difficulties controlling their borders, and instability more generally, he said.”

Source: Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World’s Extremist Fires: U.S Intel Chief – Defense One

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