22 Jul '11, 1pm

Minor threat: Our lame response to climate change: via @grist

Minor threat: Our lame response to climate change: via @grist

The U.S. military recognizes climate change as a serious threat to national security. The CIA has established a Center for the Study of Climate Change. The scientific community is in widespread agreement that climate change is happening, that it's caused by human activity, and that its catastrophic effects -- such as a sea-level rise of at least a meter -- will be felt within our lifetimes (hell -- look out the window). But compared to other security threats with less clear-cut causes and solutions, the U.S. government has expended relatively far fewer resources to address the risks of climate change. An article in the latest issue of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists lays out a comparison: WMD proliferation: The Defense Department requested $19.1 billion in 2010 alone for combating weapons of mass destruction. Lest anyone forget, false rumors of WMD in Iraq were used as c...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-policy/2011-07-21-minor-thre...

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