For John, BLUF: He doesn't get it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Nation of Change and Author Stefanie Spear, we have "Bernie Sanders: ‘Climate Change Is Directly Related to the Growth of Terrorism’"
“Absolutely,” Sen. Sanders replied. “Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism and if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world, this is what the CIA says, they’re going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops and you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict. But, of course international terrorism is major issue that we have to address today.”I believe Senator Sanders missed the whole point of Daesh (and al Qaeda and Boko Harem), which is that they wish to return to the "Golden Age" of Islam, by force if necessary. The state of the climate is immaterial to the leaders of Daesh. It is all about the state of your relationship with Allah.
If Senator Sanders cannot grasp this fundamental point he will not be effective as a President in the realm of foreign policy and nation security. And that is before we get to his socialist economic views.
That said, climate change does play a role in the 60 million displaced persons across the globe. But, that is only part of the issue regarding displaced persons. A minor factor should not be seen as a major factor. Radical Salifist terrorism goes away and then maybe we can talk about climate change as a factor to worry about. I advocate policy priorities over politics.
Regards — Cliff