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Military assessment on climate change, are they lying too?

WASHINGTON — The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.

Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate change.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/science/earth/09climate.html?_r=1&hp

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LOL...Can't say the militray is a bunch of left leaning loons, so no words?????
    An exercise last December at the National Defense University, an educational institute that is overseen by the military, explored the potential impact of a destructive flood in Bangladesh that sent hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming into neighboring India, touching off religious conflict, the spread of contagious diseases and vast damage to infrastructure. “It gets real complicated real quickly,” said Amanda J. Dory, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, who is working with a Pentagon group assigned to incorporate climate change into national security strategy planning.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:51 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • No climate change deniers?


    laughing


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:57 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Oh, but the NY TImes is most definitely left-leaning and so is this report. Anyway, I don't see anywhere in this article that the military agrees that climate change exists. Take a peek at all the key words: might, maybe, if so, etc. Here's an example:

    "The assessment warned that the storms, droughts and food shortages that MIGHT result from a warming planet in coming decades would create numerous relief emergencies."

    It's a cop-out. Do actual unbiased research and realize that it isn't proven fact. Here's one site for you to begin with: http://www.petitionproject.org/

    Good luck understanding the truth about "climate change" and the fact that it is just another political money-making tool. Why do you think the term got changed from "global warming" to "climate change"? LOL It's because they can't PROVE it!
    Heather2001

    Answer by Heather2001 at 1:59 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Maybe you MISSED THE ENTIRE FIRST PARAGRAPH...


     The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • The Department of Defense’s assessment of the security issue came about after prodding by Congress to include climate issues in its strategic plans — specifically, in 2008 budget authorizations by Hillary Rodham Clinton and John W. Warner, then senators. The department’s climate modeling is based on sophisticated Navy and Air Force weather programs and other government climate research programs at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:06 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • The planet has a climate that is cyclical. It changes in cycles. We get warming trends, then cooling trends. What I don't understand is why so many libs (Gore) and treehuggers keep insisting that it's man made! Haven't scientists come out and say that global warming is a crock?
    christaberk

    Answer by christaberk at 2:06 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Although military and intelligence planners have been aware of the challenge posed by climate changes for some years, the Obama administration has made it a central policy focus.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:07 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • We will pay for this one way or another,” Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, a retired Marine and the former head of the Central Command, wrote recently in a report he prepared as a member of a military advisory board on energy and climate at CNA, a private group that does research for the Navy. “We will pay to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today, and we’ll have to take an economic hit of some kind.

    “Or we will pay the price later in military terms,” he warned. “And that will involve human lives.”
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:09 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • And whose pocket do you think these analysts are in?
    Heather2001

    Answer by Heather2001 at 2:10 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Thank you president Obama. For once again proving that you wish to control every single aspect of our lives.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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