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U.S. Military Prepares for Global Unrest Amid Climate Fears (Op-Ed)

 Though Earth's shifting climate evokes many images, civil unrest usually isn't one of them. Yet, a warming planet could have a profound impact on national security, both in the United States and abroad. This time, the threat isn't from terrorism or a single enemy, but from natural disasters occurring on an unprecedented scale.

Acts of nature fueled by a warming climate — for example, floods and prolonged drought — may lead to disrupted migration, food and water shortages, and other public health crises — which, in turn, could prompt civil and political instability. Those impacts would pose a particularly profound threat for people in countries with fragile governments, including key U.S. strategic interests.

This threat has Pentagon officials worried enough to speak out and to invest in research to better understand the relationships among conflict, socioeconomic conditions and climate. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) plans to use the data to predict future threats and develop ways to cope with them.

Under its highly selective Minerva social-science program, the DOD has awarded researchers at the University of Maryland a three-year, $1.9 million grant to develop models that will help policymakers anticipate what could happen to societies under a range of potential climate-change scenarios.

"It's likely that physical and economic disruptions resulting from climate change could heighten tensions in sensitive areas of the world," said Elisabeth Gilmore, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland's school of public policy and the study's lead researcher. "The environmental changes from climate change can have important effects on our well-being and security. We need to better understand these interactions."

Her team plans to use statistical models and case studies to identify the best predictors of climate-related conflict, and then use the data and a novel simulation method to generate forecasts of conflict over a range of socioeconomic and climate-change scenarios. Finally, the project will identify a range of military and policy interventions that could reduce the occurrence of climate-related civil conflict.

The Pentagon has been concerned about the national security implications of climate change for quite some time, and military officials have continued to speak out about them.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-military-prepares-global-unrest-amid-climate-fears-214356511.html

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Re: U.S. Military Prepares for Global Unrest Amid Climate Fears (Op-Ed)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 04:43:39 PM »
learn how to create a weather situation .create weather situation.profit from situation and look like hero.
repeat.
sounds like a recipe for scamming the world.
ive never been much for rules.
being me has its priviledges.

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Re: U.S. Military Prepares for Global Unrest Amid Climate Fears (Op-Ed)
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 05:04:53 PM »
Hi Robo,

I suspect that your right...

But Al Gore who wants to Tax everyone for climate changes that he blames on humans  polluting the planet...& not purely from natural causes..

Yet on some videos that I posted the other days Alex Jones stated that the Ice caps are also melting on Mars & some other planets indicating that its cycles from the Sun that is a natural cause..

They now have the technology to create hurricanes and other disasters...a new way to destroy us other than purely war...but they still train the military to get involved as well to take control when chaos arrives...

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Re: U.S. Military Prepares for Global Unrest Amid Climate Fears (Op-Ed)
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 07:28:24 PM »
yes but the money spent on military and to destroy could be used to build new energy efficient super domed cities and hurricane barriers.
each condo on the shoreline should act as a structural barrier against high winds and waves.bunkers in the towns in tornado alley .new highways with animal tunnel trailways under them.new long life bridges.less cops.more liberty.under ground power and fiber to all houses.more new funny comercials and movies.not stale old crap on tv and radio.regulated weather for stable food supply.a child creation policy.where families get paid for producing children.to stablize the population.
ive never been much for rules.
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