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  •  commentator on al Jazeera News last night (8+ / 0-)

    made exactly that point.  As a matter of fact, as the rest of the news ticked down the areas where there is unrest such as Algeria, Mali, and the resurgence of FARC, it occurred to me that, since most conflicts are over the distribution of scarce resources, climate change will exacerbate such situations and should increase the number of such conflicts we will see in coming years, as those who control ever scarcer resources fight to keep this control vs those who would take control of these resources  

    •  Hagel for SecDef may signal his intentions (6+ / 0-)

      Defense analysts know that climate change is the biggest threat multiplier, and the pick of Hagel may be another signal:

      "I would expect that [Hagel] would respect the analyses that show, from the military's point of view, the threat multiplication from climate change impact," David Doniger, policy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate and Clean Air Program, told ClimateWire. "Nothing tells me that he would be in any way hostile to those positions."

      "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."

      by oregonj on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:06:24 AM PST

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      •  thanks for the information (2+ / 0-)
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        John Crapper, Brian1066

        it seems the defense industry would embrace the environmentalists in this situation but it seems they will continue the traditional antagonistic relationship.

        Maybe Hagel will be able to get across the point that environmental issues have become defense issues

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