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Sanders warns climate change will lead to radicalization

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 00:30

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warns climate change will lead to drought, unemployment and other instability, which could then lead to Islamic radicalization among discontented people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday (November 15) that climate change will "without a doubt" lead to drought, unemployment and other instability, which he said could then lead to Islamic radicalization among discontented people. Sanders was speaking on the CBS news program "Face the Nation", where he said that the recruiting tactics of radicalized militant groups may become appealing to the unemployed in cities affected by climate change. His remarks came two days after Islamic State militants launched several attacks at various locations across Paris that killed nearly 130 and left scores more wounded. "When you have doubt, when people can't grow their crops, they're going to migrate into cities. And when people migrate into cities and they don't have jobs, there's going to be a lot more instability, a lot more unemployment, and people will be subject to the types of propaganda that al Qaeda and ISIS (Islamic State) are using right now," Sanders said. "So, where you have discontent, where you have instability, that's where problems arise. And certainly, without a doubt, climate change will lead to that." Fellow Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, currently has the commanding lead over her main rival, Sanders, in national polls. Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, trails well behind, in single digits in most polls.

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Sanders warns climate change will lead to radicalization

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 00:30