The two week climate change summit in Paris is battling over reaching an agreement on how to control global warming. It may be mentioned here that President Obama last month declared that $3 billion will be allocated to developing countries to control climate change, especially to countries like India. Speaking to CBS, the president said to the Norah O’Donnell about his action.
Obama said that these are commitments that are happening for over years, and this comes in the interest of America. He continued that for instance India with a population of over a billion using coal for electricity will be discharging a huge amount of carbon footprints that will have the capacity to sink South Florida as the oceans rise. Obama made it clear that barriers cannot be built to contain carbon emission; all that can be done is to provide incentives to ensure that the emission is contained.
With just a few days left in office, Obama has ensured that climate change is given top priority. Though, he receives negative comments from the opposition for being concerned about climate change and not worried about terrorism that remains the greatest threat. To counter this, the president in the State of Union address said that climate change is a great threat to the future generation than anything else. Finally, the leaving president added that he would love to take his grandkids to the park that is in good shape and feel happy about contributing to the safe planet.
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The motive for the San Bernardino shooting is yet to be determined, but meanwhile information about the suspect Syed Rizwan Farook has been revealed. It is said that Farook is 28 years old and is a resident of Chicago born to Pakistani parents. Farook was working for the Health Department at the San Bernardino County for over five years. The shooting though cannot be determined as a terrorist act the motive only can ascertain if can be categorized as the same. Officials also confirmed that Farook and Tashfeen Malik his wife as not on the US watch list.
Two prominent law enforcement sources have evidence that Farook is in contact with overseas persons linking to terrorism. The investigation is on to find out if Farook has been possibly radicalized. Court documents have it that in November 2014 his father threatened to commit suicide. In February this year, his mother complained against his father for abusive and bipolar behavior. Meanwhile, the FBI has seized pen drives and electric devices and sent it for analysis in Washington.
It was also reported that Tashfeen Malik, Farook’s wife passed the visa screening test. The law enforcement agencies are still investigating the true reason for the attack, and until the results are revealed regarding the motive of the attack, it will not be clear whether it is workplace violence or terrorism and if any warnings were overlooked. Meanwhile, a co-worker said that he had doubts whether he was radicalized after marriage. Christian Nwadike, a health inspector, said that Farook’s grew a beard after returning from Saudi Arabia and feels he married a terrorist.
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The recent San Bernardino shootout has rekindled the gun control debate. This is not all it has also stirred the issues about immigration, surveillance and how to fight ISIS. In this regard, both the Democratic and Republicans are not far different. The two parties agree that it is an act of terrorism. The Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, said that it is a terrorist attack and Hillary Clinton also agrees that it is an act of terrorism. Though, the approach to the threat varies.
Donald Trump, the GOP forerunner made it clear that surveillance has to be stepped up. He added that his Muslim friends understand the depth of the problem. Christie made it clear that bulk phone data collection program has to return else families may be left at risk. On the contrary Republican Rand Paul had a different view, he said that there should be a suspension on immigrants from the Middle East. Whereas Clinton called for more attacks on ISIS in Syria and stricter gun controls at home.
In another comment, she added that those who are in dangerous to fly list have to be denied the gun license. People who are dangerous to fly are too dangerous to handle a gun she ended. The debate took a new direction when the New York Daily News called the National Rifle Association head ‘a terrorist’. Republicans also have it that the concern about gun control is disarranged. While Marco Rubio said that what is needed is bomb control and terrorist control. Meanwhile, the bill for conducting expansive background checks on gun sales was defeated in the Congress.
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