March 4, 2007

Can't wait to hear Cheney dismiss Global Warming again as not having a consensus. Of course, it wouldn't be the first time that he overrode anything that came out of the Pentagon for his own brand of truthiness.

GuardianUK: (h/t Alex)

A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.

The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.

'Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,' concludes the Pentagon analysis. 'Once again, warfare would define human life.'

The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority.

Please read the rest of the article...

I've said before that I fear the repercussions of not acting on global warming far more than any trumped up "Islamofascist" threat that the White House has used to justify all sorts of un-American things, like suspending habeas corpus and extraordinary rendition. We know they have this report. Now let us use our collective voices via contact with media outlets and our elected officials to demand they address the REAL threat to us all.

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