Climate Change and National Security

I am a believer in climate change.  In fact, I am pretty surprised that there are still naysayers, considering the amount of proof that exists regarding climate change.  Then again, as with all science, there is only so much measurement that you can do and and only so much that can be 100% proved.  But there is more than enough proof that climate change is real.  It is fact.  And if you weren’t sure, you just need to start paying more attention to all this weird weather that is happening all over the world and start looking at the published research results.

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This is about the point when I get visions of “The Day after Tomorrow,” only with my family as the cast of characters.  Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that any time soon.  However, this post isn’t about all the science I could dig up on global warming, it’s about a video I saw by one of the people I’m very glad is thinking about global warming, because of his position in the U.S. Navy.  The other day I watched a video of a TED talk by Rear Admiral David Titley, on why climate change is a big deal and what it could mean for national security.  It’s worth a watch.

Oceanographer for the U.S. Navy, RADM David Titley discusses the hot topic of climate change, and its impending ramifications on national security. Listen as he details some of the top facts and figures you should know about climate change and your future, explained in terms that even the most unfamiliar with science would be able to understand.

via Watch “TEDxPentagon – Rear Admiral David Titley, USN – Climate Change and National Security” Video at TEDxTalks.


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