U.S. military concerns about climate change
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2902) 6 years ago
Last July, 2015, the U.S. military issued a report about the national security implications of climate change.

"The Department of Defense sees climate change as a present security threat, not strictly a long-term risk. We are already observing the impacts of climate change in shocks and stressors to vulnerable nations and communities, including in the United States, and in the Arctic, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America. Case studies have demonstrated measurable impacts on areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and in specific cases significant interaction between conflict dynamics and sensitivity to climate changes. Although climate-related stress will disproportionately affect fragile and conflict-affected states, even resilient, well-developed countries are subject to the effects of climate change in significant and consequential ways."

http://www.defense.gov/Ne...cle/612710
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