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    US Military warned to prepare for Global Warming


    The Pentagon was warned on Friday to stand guard against "climate surprises" which could throw off its efforts to secure America's future.

    An expert report, prepared for the intelligence community by the National Academy of Sciences, warns that the security establishment is going to have start planning for natural disasters, sea-level rise, drought, epidemics and the other consequences of climate change.

    The Pentagon already ranks climate change as a national security threat, putting US troops in danger around the world and adding fuel to existing conflicts. More than 30 US bases are threatened by sea level rise.

    It has also identified potential new danger zones, such as sub-Saharan Africa.

    The military is also working to cut back on its fuel costs in an age of budget austerity, by installing solar arrays and wind turbines, and monitoring electricity use.

    But Friday's report suggests strategic planners are going to have make sweeping adjustments to their planning to take account of climate change over the next decade and beyond.

    Current scenarios could be thrown completely askew by "climate surprises", the report said. These could be a single catastrophic event such as a food price shock or a cascade of reactions that could ultimately put America at risk. "It makes sense for the intelligence community to apply a scenario approach in thinking about potentially disruptive events," the report said. "It may make sense to consider the security implications of two or three more plausible trends as a way to anticipate risks."

    The study also recommends a crash course for intelligence analysts on the potential threat posed by sea-level rise, drought, food shortages and other consequences of climate change. "It is essential for the intelligence community to understand adaptation and changes in vulnerability to climate events," it said.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...climate-change

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    You're just like PP

    And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
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    Wont be long and we'll have the war on terror, war on drugs and war on mother naturw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosox3431 View Post
    Wont be long and we'll have the war on terror, war on drugs and war on mother naturw.
    no. It will be War on Global Warming and Pollution. The "War on Mother Nature" has been going on since Industrial Revolution.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_warfare


    Weather warfare is the use of weather modification techniques such as cloud seeding for military purposes.
    The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (Geneva: 18 May 1977, Entered into force: 5 October 197 prohibits "widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury".[1] However it has been argued that this permits "local, non-permanent changes".
    Prior to the Geneva Convention, the United States used weather warfare in the Vietnam War. Under the auspices of the Air Weather Service, the United States' Operation Popeye used cloud seeding over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, increasing rainfall by an estimated thirty percent during 1967 and 1968. It was hoped that the increased rainfall would reduce the rate of infiltration down the trail.[2]
    With much less success, the United States also dropped salt on the airbase during the siege of Khe Sanh in an attempt to reduce the fog that hindered air operations.[citation needed]
    A research paper produced for the United States Air Force written in 1996 speculates about the future use of nano-technology to produce "artificial weather", clouds of microscopic computer particle all communicating with each other to form an intelligent fog that could be used for various purposes. "Artificial weather technologies do not currently exist. But as they are developed, the importance of their potential applications rises rapidly." Weather modification technologies are described as "a force multiplier with tremendous power that could be exploited across the full spectrum of war-fighting environments."

    http://www.fromthewilderness.com/fre...ora/haarp.html

    The important debate on global warming under UN auspices provides but a partialpicture of climate change; in addition to the devastating impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the ozone layer, the World's climate can now be
    modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated "non-lethal weapons." Both the Americans and the Russians have developed capabilities to manipulate the World's climate.

    In the US, the technology is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP) as part of the ("Star Wars") Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI). Recent scientific evidence suggests that HAARP is fully operational and has the ability of potentially triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes.

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    i thought global warming was stopped now after the past several years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bosox3431 View Post
    Wont be long and we'll have the war on terror, war on drugs and war on mother naturw.
    good mother nature is a *****!


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    Mother Nature is just ****ed up in the head right now. First a hurricane and then a snow storm a week later.

    So bring it, global warning!

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    I love how our military acknowledges the dangers of climate change, and are being instructed to prepare for it(to protect bases and our interests abroad), while at home we're still debating whether or not 98% of scientists are correct and the problem even exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Schmooze View Post
    I love how our military acknowledges the dangers of climate change, and are being instructed to prepare for it(to protect bases and our interests abroad), while at home we're still debating whether or not 98% of scientists are correct and the problem even exists.
    Welcome to the age of misinformation.

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    Global Warming is a hoax, but I agree with something in the article..."start planning for natural disasters, sea-level rise, drought, epidemics..."
    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theheatles View Post
    Global Warming is a hoax, but I agree with something in the article..."start planning for natural disasters, sea-level rise, drought, epidemics..."
    This is just

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    30 Team Stadium Checklist: 11 to go

    1) Yankees 2) Orioles 3) Rays 4) Red Sox 5) Mets 6) Braves 7) Phillies 8) Nationals 9) Marlins 10) Pirates 11) Padres 12) Astros 13) Mariners 14) Twins 15) Cubs 16) White Sox 17) Cardinals 18) Indians 19) Tigers 20) Royals (May 2014)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    This is just
    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
    - Arthur Schopenauer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    Welcome to the age of misinformation.
    An active, educated populace is bad for business...especially in regards to scientific consensus that may make the largest and most profitable corporations take a big loss in profit.

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