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.