Climate Change and National Security

July 6, 2010

I spent the fourth pulling together some clips I’d been saving up for weeks.

Climate change is a national security issue above all others, for every nation, and will be for several┬ácenturies. That’s if we’re lucky.

General Gordon Sulllivan
Former US Army Chief of Staff

Rear Admiral David Titley
Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy

http://vodpod.com/watch/3778436-navy-discusses-national-security-implications-of-global-climate-change

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc0tc0_natl-sec-implications-of-global-cli_news

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=438

http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/index.php/csw/details/ams-briefing-climate-and-national-security/

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/06/us-navy-vice-admiral-climate-change-threat-multiplier.php

http://crazymotion.net/certianty-on-the/w-Bi94rPpPXYjAy.html

National Security and the Threat of Climate Change – Report

http://securityandclimate.cna.org/report/

Climate Change and US Security

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/25/AR2008062502800.html

http://current.com/green/89051378_spies-predict-climate-change-to-spark-war.htm

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/spy-agencies-to-warn-new-president-of-warmings-dangers/

BBC Global Observatory, National Security and Climate Change

Climate change and heavy precipitation events

http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/nationalassessment/overviewmidwest.htm

http://climateprogress.org/2010/06/14/ncar-trenberth-global-warming-extreme-weather-rain-deluge/

http://climateprogress.org/2010/05/26/nashville-katrina-tennessee-superstorm-1000-year-flood/

and extreme heat

http://climateprogress.org/2010/06/24/record-heat-sweeps-dc-nation-world/

James Woolsey, Former CIA director

http://fora.tv/2008/07/02/Climate_and_National_Security_Impacts_on_Foreign_Policy


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2 Responses to “Climate Change and National Security”

  1. mspelto Says:

    I really like the term Threat Multiplier. You can take a specific location, say Lake Michigan, warmer temperatures, foster greater algae bloom opportunities, which in turn, warm the water, deplete the oxygen etc. This occurred to me after experiencing the warmest water and highest algae levels I have seen in the last 40 years in Holland MI.

  2. greenman3610 Says:

    re Lake MIchigan, warmer waters have made the lake hospitable to organisms not previously known here – in one case, a form of toxic algae formerly known to the subtropics.
    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Centers/HABS/cylindro_factsheet.html

    Potential nasty surprises in store.


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