24 February 2004
I Am Jack's Faulty Heartvalve
So, have you heard about this so-called 'top secret' Pentagon study on global warming. I don't actually know that the report was classified or not, but it seems that it exists. I'd like to read it, but I haven't found it yet. Though, this and this are a couple of good articles on it that follow an even-handed analysis. Maybe Bush will listen to a group from the Pentagon and change his policy towards global warming. He either disagrees with or ignores a widely accepted almost-fact that greenhouse emissions have an effect on the global climate. Any number of federal, non-government national, international, and even foreign groups have pressured Bush into rescinding his policy of negligence towards the skies. It hasn't worked. So maybe the Pentagon will get through to him by framing the issue as one of national security, which when pondered upon, most assuredly is a threat. Probably not an immediate one. But one to be looked at nevertheless. America as, by far, the world's largest polluter might be seen as an enemy to the global environment by a coalition of other major powers. If a shift in climate leads to greatly increased natural disasters and outright war over resources as base as potable water and reliable energy, then even a resource-reduced US would make a very tempting target. If not, the US could still make a palatable military target towards a pissed off international community for reasons of pure negligent policy towards the earth everyone shares.