U.S. Climate Debate To Include National Security

Pentagon analysts for the first time are seriously considering the implications of climate change on national security, according to a New York Times report.

Recent intelligence studies suggest that over the next 20 to 30 years, vulnerable regions in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia, will face the prospect of food shortages, water crises and catastrophic flooding driven by climate change that could demand an American humanitarian relief or military response.

In addition, climate-induced crises could lead to the downfall of governments, destabalizing regions and adding momentum to terrorist movements.

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, has been outspoken for for several years on this aspect of climate change and apparently intends to bring it to the forefront as the Senate takes up climate change debate this fall.

Reportedly, he has already addressed the issue in discussions with Senators who may be reluctant to support climate change legislation.

Read the full report at the link below.


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