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Professor Richard Seager, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory-Columbia University joins Thom Hartmann. Four years of bloody civil war has claimed more than 200,000 lives in Syria. The experts say Syria's turmoil is all about sectarian politics - but could climate change be the real culprit? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at - - and You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Author and peace scholar Michael Klare gave this talk as part of a workshop held ahead of the New York Climate Convergence on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. John's University - New York City. Sponsored by United For Peace and Justice, the workshop was titled 'Uniting Our Strategies to Stop War and Save the Planet.' Moderator: Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation, UFPJ National Co-convener. Presenters: Michael Klare, author of 'Resource Wars,' 'Blood and Oil,' and 'The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources' (15 min.) Lisa Fithian, Alliance of Community Trainers Michael Eisenscher, US Labor Against the War Michael McPhearson, Veterans for Peace Mary Hladky, Military Families Speak Out Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War Saif Rahman, RESIST For more info:
Environmental leader, Vandana Shiva asserts that because survival, not money, comes out of water harvesting, governments are not preparing for the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate change.