Intel Community: Global Warming = Security Threat
Tomorrow, a congressional hearing will respond to a classified intelligence assessment on the national security consequences of global warming. The 58-page report assesses how climate change can contribute to "political instability around the world, the collapse of governments and the creation of terrorist safe havens."
The report places climate change in the same category as terrorism, nuclear proliferation and Islamic extremism. That isn’t too surprising since global warming can lead to crisis such as land and water scarcity, which can trigger mass migration, famine, state failure and civil war.
Leading members of the intelligence community, including chairman of the National Intelligence Council Dr. Thomas Fingar and intelligence chief of the Energy Dept. Rolf Mowatt-Larsen, are scheduled to testify at tomorrow’s hearing.