House Dem wouldn't put climate change, terror in 'same sentence'

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' Schiff: McCarthy 'will do whatever Trump tells him' if GOP wins back House Jan. 6 panel to pursue criminal contempt referral for Bannon MORE (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that he didn't agree with President Obama's recent comments that climate change is a greater threat than terrorism.

"I wouldn't agree that it's the more immediate threat," Schiff said on ABC's "This Week."  

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"It's certainly a threat to our planet and it's one we have to deal with and we don't know where the tipping point is. But it's such a very different problem, I'm not sure I'd put them in the same sentence," he added.

The White House last week backed up Obama's comments, saying more Americans have to deal with the threat of climate change on a daily basis than terrorism.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) agreed with his Democratic counterpart, saying terror groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are not comparable to climate change.

"It's very different problems. We're facing ISIS and al Qaeda today, which is a very big threat to us," Kinzinger said.