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Security Establishment Not Adequately Prepared To Deal With Environmental Concerns

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:51 AM

Security Establishment Not Adequately Prepared To Deal With Environmental Concerns

Among the project’s findings:

• The government lacks critical information about where and when climate changes will happen and what effect they will have on the U.S. military, intelligence and national security communities.

• In a major strategy review last year, the Pentagon acknowledged the challenge that climate change poses to its operations, including a dramatically increased need for intervention in future humanitarian crises. While military branches have begun global assessments
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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:51 AM
Global Warming Out -
Global Climate Change In -

Yet another change?
Now Global Warning?

Not only is there a gap in surveillance to determine whether “vectors are changing,” there are other “key uncertainties,” including how quickly climate change will occur and where the impacts will be most pronounced. This alarming information comes straight from the senior global health security adviser for the National Intelligence Council.

So look for this to hit the news soon - Global Warning.

The first stories in the “Global Warning” series are running today in The Washington Post or being distributed by the McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau. Additional stories will run in The Washington Post this month. Both media partners are linking to the entire project online.

In light of the recent happenings worldwide this could be the real deal.

You decide.
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edit on 11-1-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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Something smells and it isn't greenhouse gas...

Wouldn't we like to know what they know?

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 06:31 AM

The CIA is now spearheading intelligence assessments to determine where climate change could affect global stability.

This is good news.

That work may be in jeopardy as Republicans skeptical of climate control take control of key congressional committees.

It is the role of the climatologist community do decide on the validity, risks and implications of climate change.
It is the role of the congressional committees to decide how they will respond to the risks and implications.

The intelligence community has struggled both internally and politically to respond to the challenges posed by climate change.

I am sure they have, proud to hear they are still holding the national interest.

At home, critical infrastructure along the Gulf of Mexico is vulnerable to the stronger storms and more frequent flooding that are predicted due to climate change.

Lot of challenging issues in this region.

It is good to see more attention getting placed on these significant and complex issues with some good resources around. It is going to be confronting and challenging, but while we are still breathing we still have a chance.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:29 PM
Well, it's not like there aren't signs flashing and wailing.


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