Obama On ISIS: ‘Climate Change Affects All Trends’ [VIDEO]

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President Barack Obama said the reason he is fighting ISIS by attending the Paris global warming conference is because “climate change affects all trends.”

Speaking at a news conference in Paris on Tuesday, Obama said,”I know some would ask why the world would dedicate some of our focus right to combatting climate change, even as we work to protect our people and go after terrorist networks.”

The president answered this question, and said, “The reason is because this one trend, climate change, affects all trends. If we let the world keep warming as fast as it is, and sea levels rising as fast as they are, and weather patterns keep shifting in more unexpected ways, then before long we are going to have to devote more and more and more of our economic and military  resources — not to growing opportunity for our people — but to adapting to the various consequences of a changing planet.” (RELATED: Obama Says He Will Stand Up To ISIS By Attending Global Warming Conference [VIDEO])

“This is an economic and security imperative that we have to tackle now,” Obama concluded. (RELATED: Obama Paris Speech: Action On Global Warming Is Best Response To ISIS [VIDEO])

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