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Well, I wanted this my first diary to contain my own thoughts and ideas, enhanced by availing myself of DK's most gracious New Diarist's support group.  But alas, this item just popped up on my feed and I thought it worthy of just forwarding on immediately with no commentary or assistance.  My apologies in advance if I screw anything up.

Every now and then some US Intelligence Analysis Agency issues a report affirming our greatest fears and predictions about Global Climate Change and Peak Everything.  With each succeeding one they seem to be increasingly blunt about the future.  This most recent report is no exception.  From Natural News courtesy The Oil Drum:

Security warning over potential national resource scarcity issued by U.S. intelligence

Monday, May 27, 2013 by: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Climate change coupled with a dwindling supply of natural resources is likely to trigger major conflicts in the near future, U.S. intelligence agencies are warning.

"Demand for food, water, and energy will grow by approximately 35, 40 and 50 per cent respectively, owing to an increase in the global population and the consumption patterns of an expanding middle class," says a new report released by the Office of National Director of Intelligence titled, Global Trends 2030, which was made available online at the agency's website. "Climate change will worsen the outlook for the availability of these critical resources."

The new major report, which was prepared by the National Intelligence Council, forecasts security trends over the next 10-20 years, and how they will shape international relations. Officials noted in particular that climate change has the potential to ignite regional instabilities and stoke international tensions; the ODNI report is the latest in a series of studies by national security entities around the world that predict climate change will tighten competition for available food, water and natural resources.

You can read the rest here (thanks, nomandates!)

I wish I had something insightful or encouraging to add to this.  Hell, I'd even go for something remotely useful or just not discouraging at this point.  But it's just not in me today.  My apologies.

Maybe next diary.

Originally posted to lehman scott on Mon May 27, 2013 at 09:26 AM PDT.

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