The Islamic State and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS, captured the city of Palmyra this week, giving them control of about half of Syria. Palmyra is the location of a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, of archaeologically significant structures dating back over 2,000 years. In other areas across Syria and Iraq, ISIS has destroyed such sites as they predate the influence of Islam and are considered the works of infidels. A humanitarian crisis is also developing as tens of thousands flee from Palmyra, just as many fled earlier this week when ISIS captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Meanwhile, Barack Hussein Obama told the cadets at the US Coast Guard Academy that climate change was the number one threat to America and the world. He even blamed terrorism on global warming, not fundamentalist Islam nor the political aspects of Islamo-Fascism.