Earlier this week, the Pentagon released a report laying out the threats that climate change poses in the near future.
The danger is wide-ranging, and according to The New York Times, includes “increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty, food shortages” and heightened demand for disaster response.
Ironically, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who led the charge against the U.S. signing the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, touched on the report Monday in Peru at a meeting for defense officials:
“The loss of glaciers will strain water supplies in several areas of our hemisphere,” Mr. Hagel said. “Destruction and devastation from hurricanes can sow the seeds for instability. Droughts and crop failures can leave millions of people without any lifeline, and trigger waves of mass migration.
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