Haaretz/AP: Obama: Climate Change Contributed to Syrian War, Is Major Security Threat
During the first ever 'South by South Lawn' event, President Obama discussed the grave consequences of climate change with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
President Barack Obama liked his March trip to Austin's South by Southwest festival of technology and music so much that he decided to try to re-create the SXSW vibe from Texas on the South Lawn.
On Monday, he rolled out "South by South Lawn," or SXSL, bringing together artists, innovators, musicians and entrepreneurs for the equivalent of a giant White House block party for tech nerds.
The president made a midday visit to the South Lawn to check out booths and vendors promoting everything from virtual reality technology to fake tattoos. He later spoke to the crowd about climate change in a joint appearance with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.
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WNU Editor: I am sure (and I am willing to bet) that if you ask a hundred Syrians on why there is a civil war in their country .... climate change will not even be on their list.