Ret. Generals Warn GW Threatens Our Kids Security
As retired U.S. Generals put it in a recent report, global warming poses a "serious threat to America's national security" and that most likely the U.S. will be dragged into fights over water and other shortages in the not too distant future. They go on to point out that over the next 30-40 years wars over water, food supplies, and instability from increased occurences of disease along with rising sea-levels and climate refugees will further promote instability around the world. That can only mean one thing, which is that the U.S. kids pictured above face serious consequences if we continue to do nothing to stop global warming in a big way. In fact, as I reported in a recent post, a recent report by Save The Children UK indicates that kids are already facing the brunt of global warming around the world because they lack the economic strength to adapt. Kids in poor countries are affected most already, particularly due to the fact that they already face the toughest challenges. But I went on to argue that this was no cause for complacency to those of us in the First World, because instability in the Third can only mean the disruption in supply of consumer goods on which we are so dependent. Now these retired generals point out that "The chaos that results can be an incubator of civil strife, genocide and the growth of terrorism." The reason given? Well, because "Climate change exacerbates already unstable situations," as former U.S. Army chief of staff Gordon Sullivan told Associated Press Radio. Ultimately he points out that the Pentagon is "Paying attention to what those security implications are," which I find encouraging, but as the saying goes "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Perchance an age-old saying has some current value?