Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us

Yet this Pentagon version of what global warming will bring is so doom-laded and apocalyptic that it makes Peakists and others of their ilk seem positively jolly.

A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.

Dunno, but this report is so over the top and out of line with other predictions, even dire ones, that I’m guessing it’s a ploy for the Pentagon to get themselves trillions more in appropriations. Yes, I freely admit to being a teensy bit suspicious of the Pentagon’s motives.

But it’s definitely good that they understand that global warming is real. Meanwhile, business is investing hundreds of billions into finding answers. Wouldn’t it be great if the Pentagon and the US government were to follow? It was Pentagon funding of ARPANET that led to the Internet, and space shuttles were where fuel cells were invented. Now it’s time for them to do the same with cleantech and renewable energy.

  • I couldn’t help but agree when the article said that this issue might become a factor in this year’s election. But I was surprised when they referred to Democratic front runner JOHN KERRY.

    It was only then that I realized the article was written in February 2004!

    So that’s, what, 4 years of time we have lost while the Bush regime sat on its hands? Nice work Dumbya.

    I would love to read the report, though. I am sure it is filled with scenarios of how the US military and corporate interests can take advantage of the devastation. There’s nothing like global chaos to provide a cover for taking over the world and really bringing the hammer down on dissidents, lefties, homosexuals, etc.

  • Several of the models I study have Britain, as well as most of northern Europe and the northeastern US and Canada, plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020 due to the collapse of the North Atlantic Conveyor.

  • Please send links.

    If so , then we are well and truly f*%ked.

  • cheryl

    That quote sounds like someone was hiding their science fiction book in a report so they could read it at work without getting caught.
    If we go by what is happening now and put it to an extreme – England will suffer from even more flooding in winter and have even more extreme heat in the summers.

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