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climate change and future conflict


notes on the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, the congressionally mandated,
once-every-four-years review of defense policy:

“Climate change may be an “accelerant of instability” in future
conflicts, and the U.S. military needs to plan for possible
environmental catastrophes and resource wars, according to the
Pentagon’s soon-to-be-released master strategy document.

…the military will have to start planning for operations in which
rising sea levels, an ice-free Arctic and higher overall global
temperatures may be an important factor. What’s more, it suggests that
military planners will have to prepared for the knock-on effects of
climate change: forced migration, resource scarcity and the spread of

by teru kuwayama at 2010-03-25 06:16:11 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

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