First it was the war on terror… Now, there’s a new war on American soil. The War on Global Warming and Climate Change. Critically important to all nations, the war is likely to last decades and can surprise at any time.
Regarding the issue, the New York Times cautions…
The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.
Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate change.
Later in that same article, an exercise conducted by the National Defense University demonstrated how “religious conflict, the spread of contagious diseases and vast damage to infrastructure” would help to contribute to a devastatingly complicated security problem.
What do you think? Do the trickled down effects of global climate change and drought lead to conflicts, refugees and war? Should the US military be responsible for assisting and helping to maintain peace when such issues arise on foreign soil?
More about this can be found on the New York Times website.
Please also see our own articles on Global Warming Facts and Global Warming Information.