This topic discusses climate change, peace, and national security issues. Mitigation of climate change and global warming is directly tied to the maintenance of peace. Conversely, unchecked global warming will increasingly lead to the breakdown of peace and increased conflict, worldwide. Here are some examples:
Unchecked climate change is expected to produce mass migrations of millions of people and increasing armed conflict, see HERE.
It is thought that the Darfur conflict was partly caused by the drying up of water supplies, see HERE.
See HERE for a report on climate change and national security from the U.S. Defense Department.
In the absence of substantial mitigation, climate change is expected to lead increasingly to severe food and water shortages in many areas, in addition to coastal flooding.
HERE is a report of the talk on climate and national security given by Rear Admiral Titley, head of the Navy's Task Force on Climate Change, at Copenhagen.
HEREis a more recent presentation by Rear Admiral Titley.
Watch this one-minute VIDEO from VoteVets.org. Brigadier General Steven Anderson (Ret.) backs clean energy legislation, saying it is not just a military mission, it's an American mission.
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