07 Jun '11, 8am

CIA, Pentagon Declare War on Climate Change @OnEarthMag

CIA, Pentagon Declare War on Climate Change @OnEarthMag

Photo: A now-unclassified CIA spy satellite photo of Arctic ice like the ones shared with climate scientists through the now-revived MEDEA program. A little-known program run by the CIA that gave a select group of environmental scientists access to classified data during the 1990s has been restarted after being closed for several years by the Bush administration, the New York Times reported Monday . The data include thousands of high-resolution images taken by spy satellites that scientists couldn't get access to without the program. The data sharing began in the early '90s and has now been revived in part because of a constellation of officials who were present then and are now back serving in the more environmentally friendly Obama administration. These officials clearly understand that climate change must be considered a potential national security threat. That list is ...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/the-cia-and-the-pentagon-decl...

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