Bigger danger: Muslim extremists or climate change?

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  1. no fat chicks

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    Which do you feel we should be more afraid of? Which deserves more resources and attention?

    Let's hear it sherdog
     
  2. exHeavyHippie

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    Both are inevitable. Well extremists and climate change. Who is considered extreme will constantly change.
     
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    Gutter Chris Chiropteran Enthusiast

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    I dont know I think one is kind of a short term problem and the other long. Both should be approached with caution and have the potential for catastrophe though. I would think the one would greatly affect the other as well. Dont droughts and climate change and water issues already have an impact on the shit holes of the earth that terrorists seem to come from ?
     
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    I am not saying if I agree or disagree with the article but some think that climate change had an influence on the arab spring.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/opinion/sunday/friedman-the-scary-hidden-stressor.html?_r=0
     
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  5. Kafir-kun

    Kafir-kun not-so-grand mufti of Sherdog

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    I live in Florida so for me its climate change.

    But really they can make one another worse

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-hastened-the-syrian-war/

    Food and water security in the region is abysmal. The Saudis even stopped their subsidies to their own farmers to focus on water security despite the poor state of food security. The migrant crisis we're seeing now in Europe could be only the beginning. Bangladesh is a country that is supposed to be hit hard by climate change in the future and tens of millions of that country's inhabitants might be displaced.

    EDIT: @sqrl33 beat me to it
     
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    Climate change will be used as an excuse for more mass migrations into Europe and more Islamic extremism but that can just be cover for other things.

    I think it's a stretch to pin it on 'the' climate change but dry weather could affect food. How to disentangle normal dry cycles from some greater climate change action?

    Due to climate change politics though, I suspect a lot of things will be pinned on it.
     
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    agreed
     
  8. MicroBrew

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    Islamic expansionism.
    Climate change has always happened. The Climate is not sentient ; it does not consciously target us.
     
  9. Corin7hian

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    These are two things that are inevitable but a good way to impact both would be to address our energy needs to something more environmentally sustainable and to move away from oil that funds terrorist States.
     
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    Islam and Christianity are the biggest problem in this world. Well, religion in general, but these are by far the most destructive.

    It's getting to be a little late in the game to be putting up with their bullshit, especially as technology keeps increasing. With these two religions, I'd be surprised if Humans are around in 100 more years.
     
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  11. Ruprecht

    Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Climate change by far.
    The nations significantly threatened by Muslim extremists are those of the Middle East (and central Asia), where it amounts to civil war.
    For the rest of the world it'll never be more of a threat than the instability of those nations, the geostrategic importance of the Middle East and terrorism.

    Climate change has the ability to cause economic and food scarcity issues which will lead to instability on a much greater scale. The role of the drought in Syria has already been given as an example, and while that could have occurred regardless of climate change, climate change will make such events more frequent and more severe. These direct changes will impact a much larger percentage of the world.

    Unlike muslim extremism though, climate change is a slow pressure cooker. It's not going to directly produce emotional headlines like 9/11 or IS. It's also harder to act against effectively or with easily touted results. It's no great mystery that muslim extremism has more resources dedicated towards it. After all terrorism relies on the fact that it can produce political results completely disproportionate to the actual threat.
     
  12. no fat chicks

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    Well said sir
     
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    Both are life threatening. Extremists are dangerous in the immediate future, climate change going to take longer period of time.
     
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    Byron Carter Purveyor of Wisdom Banned

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    Radical Islam is really only a problem because of the "Radical Tolerance" of the left.

    Is that a new term? If so, I'm coining it now. Feel free to use it.
     
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  16. Thurisaz

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    Muslims are something one can't let live among one's own. That is culturally a basic survival requirement.

    Climate change is something one can and does deal with and hasn't probably much to do with what people do. Not a big deal.
     
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    Get a grip. The 2 aren't even close to the same.
     
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  18. Thurisaz

    Thurisaz He is risen

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    Buk doesn't understand religions nor does he try to do so. Talking to him about them is about as useful as addressing him in Zulu.
     
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  19. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    What about a jihadi-cane, or terror-nado.

    What would you do then?
     
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  20. Abezal

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    Islam by a thousand miles. Climate we will adapt to, worst some dumb lazy ignorant fucks will have to move.

    It would only take one Islamist with a nuke on his back to kill a dozen million in a second. Takes only one of those retards to release a deadly virus that kills us or our crops and voila.
     
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