:: 2.23.2004 ::
The report, quoted in the paper, concluded, "disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life.... once again, warfare would define human life".
From an article with the title, "Leaked US report warns climate change may bring famine, war," on ABCNews. Fark!
Its authors - Peter Schwartz, a US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) consultant and a former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Dough Randall of Global Business Network based in California, said climate change should be considered "immediately" as a top political and military issue.
It "should be elevated beyond a scientific debate to a US national security concern", they were quoted as saying.
Experts familiar with the report told the newspaper the threat to global stability "vastly eclipses that of terrorism".
Coming from the Pentagon, normally a bastion of conservative politics and focused on military and political strategy, the report is expected to bring environmental issues to the fore in the US presidential race.
Quote of the Day
"The consequences for some nations of the climate change are unbelievable. It seems obvious that cutting the use of fossil fuels would be worthwhile."
According to The Observer, the report (commissioned by influential Pentagon defence adviser Andrew Marshall) predicts that "abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies."
- Dough Randall, one of the report's authors, as quoted in the Guardian.
Suddenly, that "oil crash" website doesn't seem quite so wacky, does it?
:: Deb 10:19 AM :: permalink ::
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