Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Global Warming Is A National Security Threat
Not that the republicans believe it. Just like they did not believe in the terrorist threat before September 11, 2001. Nor did they protect us from the anthrax killers. Why any body takes them seriously on national security, I do not know.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Climate change and rising sea levels pose one of the biggest threats to security in the Pacific and may also spark a global conflict over energy reserves under melting Arctic ice, according to Australia's military.

A confidential security review by Australia's Defense Force, completed in 2007 but obtained in summary by the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, said environmental stress had increased the risk of conflicts in the Pacific over resources and food.

But the biggest threat of global conflict currently lay beneath the Arctic as melting icecaps gave rise to an international race for undersea oil and gas deposits, it said.

Its going to be a couple of interesting decades.

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