20 May '11, 11pm

Can the Military Save Us from Global Warming?

Can the Military Save Us from Global Warming?

For years, in fact, high-level national security officials both inside the Pentagon and in thinktank land have been acknowledging climate change is for real and that we need to take action to preserve and enhance US national security interests. The Pentagon itself stated unequivocally in its February 2010 in its Quadrennial Defence Review Report (pdf) , “Climate change and energy are two key issues that will play a significant role in shaping the future security environment.” It noted the department of defence is actively “developing policies and plans to manage the effects of climate change on its operating environment, missions and facilities”. CNA Corporation, a nonprofit that conducts research for the Navy and Marines, echoed the Pentagon’s urgency, writing , “Climate change, from the Military Advisory Board’s perspective, presents significant risks to America’s nation...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/05/21/can-the-military-save-us...

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