Climate Change Report Outlines Perils for U.S. Military

NY Times | Nov 9, 2012


Climate change  is accelerating, and it will place unparalleled strains on American military and intelligence agencies in coming years by causing ever more disruptive events around the globe, the nation’s top scientific research group said in a report  issued Friday.

The group, the National Research Council , says in a study commissioned by the C.I.A.  and other intelligence agencies that clusters of apparently unrelated events exacerbated by a warming climate will create more frequent but unpredictable crises in water supplies, food markets, energy supply chains and public health systems.

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