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US military warned to prepare for consequences of climate change

November 14, 2012

Full Article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/09/us-military-warned-climate-change

By Suzanne Goldenberg

The Pentagon was warned on Friday to stand guard against “climate surprises” which could throw off its efforts to secure America’s future.

An expert report, prepared for the intelligence community by the National Academy of Sciences, warns that the security establishment is going to have start planning for natural disasters, sea-level rise, drought, epidemics and the other consequences of climate change.

The Pentagon already ranks climate change as a national security threat, putting US troops in danger around the world and adding fuel to existing conflicts. More than 30 US bases are threatened by sea level rise.

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Current scenarios could be thrown completely askew by “climate surprises”, the report said. These could be a single catastrophic event – such as a food price shock – or a cascade of reactions that could ultimately put America at risk. “It makes sense for the intelligence community to apply a scenario approach in thinking about potentially disruptive events,” the report said.

Full Article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/09/us-military-warned-climate-change

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Berbatis permalink
    November 16, 2012 12:53 am

    Checkout online; Biosphere collapse Peak Oil.

  2. November 15, 2012 6:23 pm

    Great waves of change by Marshall Vian Summers explains the changes that we are going to experience on Earth with the environment.

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