FROM Andrew Holland
Is Climate Change a Threat to National Security? The US Military Thinks So Republicans and Democrats might not agree on the dangers of global warming, but the American military has called climate change an “urgent and growing threat to our national security” and is already preparing for its impact. According to a study in the latest issue of Scientific American , the military is taking action in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and in the Arctic to prevent threats that could lead to conflict that might endanger U.S. interests.
Climate Change: Will We Have to Get Used to It? Warnings about climate change have been increasingly urgent, but there's no collective will to take action. Now the focus is shifting, from prevention to mitigation. Global warming is happening. If it's not going to be slowed down, how can it be coped with? We hear about the latest report from the UN's International Panel on Climate Change, due out on Sunday. It will advocate expensive, untested technologies. It's all about preparing for next year's Summit of world leaders in Paris. There's hope that it might make up for the failed summit in Copenhagen in 2009. Will another call for alarm make a difference? Is it time to re-frame the issue and talk about how to prepare for the consequences of not taking action?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.