The world is more fucked than the United States. And we’re pretty fucked, so that’s saying a lot. Perhaps there’s a way to mitigate this mess by playing upon our worst instincts as a nation and the competitiveness that drives the world. Today we take an alternative view of our response to climate change through the lens of the most dispassionate and powerful observer in the world: The U.S. Military. It’s known for decades that the planet is fucked. And they’ve been preparing in plain sight.
IPCC- Summary for Policymakers
Institute for Policy Integrity- Gauging Economic Consensus on Climate Change
Center for Climate and Security- Chronology of Military and Intelligence Concerns About Climate Change
World Economic Forum- This is how climate change could impact the global economy
The Black Vault- 1990 U.S. Naval Report
Adam Tooze- Chartbook
Spencer Ackerman- Forever Wars
Michael T. Klare- All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change
Slate- What Next TBD
Global Optimism- Outrage and Optimism
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