Quotable: Barack Obama on the effects of climate change in poor countries

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Quotable: Barack Obama on the effects of climate change in poor countries

Photo: Sumaya Agha for Mercy Corps

It’s not just the actual disasters that might arise, it is the accumulating stresses that are placed on a lot of different countries and the possibility of war, conflict, refugees, displacement that arise from a changing climate.

They don’t have a lot of margin for error, and that has national security implications. When people are hungry, when people are displaced, when there are a lot of young people, particularly young men, who are drifting without prospects for the future, the fertility of the soil for terrorism ends up being significant.”

President Barack Obama in an interview with The New York Times on climate change and energy challenges. Learn more about the global growth of carbon pricing.

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