“When we do not address climate change properly it may also affect many people who are frustrated and who are impacted and there is some possibility that these young people who [are] jobless and frustrated may join these foreign terrorist fighters.”
Christians in Syria and Iraq have been violently persecuted, driven from their homes, massacred. They are, no doubt, way beyond “frustrated.” Why haven’t they formed any terror groups? Do they have a different climate from Muslims in Syria and Iraq?
“Ban Ki-moon warns climate change could have link with terrorism,” by Margo McDiarmid, CBC News, November 28, 2015:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in an interview with CBC, said the effects of climate change will lead to social disruption, fuelling the frustration of the young and unemployed, who may then join extremist causes.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the attacks in Paris can’t overshadow efforts to reach a climate change agreement at next week’s summit. He also warns in an exclusive interview with CBC News of a possible link between climate change and terrorism.
CBC’s Margo McDiarmid spoke to Ban Ki-moon in Malta on Saturday at the Commonwealth summit and he talked about an indirect link between the effects of climate change and the rise of extremist groups.
“When we do not address climate change properly it may also affect many people who are frustrated and who are impacted and there is some possibility that these young people who [are] jobless and frustrated may join these foreign terrorist fighters,” the UN chief said.
“There is a concern whether it may overshadow the climate change agreement and I think we have to move on this climate change agreement,” he added.
French President Francois Hollande was meeting with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming.
The talks in the Elysee Palace come as world leaders prepare to converge on Paris to launch two weeks of high-stakes talks….
Saturday’s meeting in Paris hosted by Hollande and the climate talks opening on Monday are taking place under extra-high security after Islamic extremists killed 130 people Nov. 13 in the deadliest attacks in France in decades….