Monday, April 09, 2007

NIE on Climate Change

I find this very interesting.

How might U.S. national security be threatened by mega-droughts, coastal flooding, killer hurricanes, food scarcity and the other ecological calamities scientists widely predict will occur if global warming continues apace? No one knows, but Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., think it's time to find out. Two weeks ago, the bipartisan duo introduced a bill that would require federal intelligence agencies to collaborate on a National Intelligence Estimate to evaluate the security challenges presented by climate change.
Politically, it makes a very interesting statement. And of course, an NIE (even with the debacle of Iraq) would add a stamp of legitimacy to the dire predictions of climate change. The environment as a "national security" issue. Who would've ever predicted the far right and the far left climbing into bed together on that issue...human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria.

The non-linear threshold is being reached on a political level? A tipping point, perhaps...

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