Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Defense Study: Climate Change a Security Threat

According to a new Defense Study climate change presents a "security threat" to the U.S. Here is the link to the article:

"Climate change has the potential for significant impacts on all three of the basic elements important to national and international security: defense, diplomacy and economics," says the Defense Science Board report.

It goes on:
"The DSB makes recommendations for the White House, Defense Department and other agencies including:

Creating an intelligence group to address climate under the Director of National Intelligence
Support civilian satellites to monitor climate change
Decision making that assumes a 5.4 to 7.2-degree rise in global average temperatures by the end of the century

The report concludes in an appendix by assessing various "tipping point" events, such as the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet and the potential for other nations, mentioning China, to attempt unilateral geoengineering schemes for staving off climate effects."

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