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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 05:48 PM

9. Yes. Extinction Level Event

It is an environmental crisis. Climate change is a large part but there are other aspects too.

Insect populations are falling. How do you pollinate plants without bees? The earths apex predators are going as well as large mammals. The ocean temperature rise creates a cascade impact and hastens ice melting. Cities under water, populations looking for refuge. If the Middle East refugees created such political instability in Europe, imagine climate refugees and they will be more numerous than the ME migrants. Can we grow enough food? The populations of ocean fish are being pushed to extinction. It is happening much faster than anyone expected. Plastics are everywhere, even at Challenger depth. The list is endless.

What does the military think about climate change?

Threat Multiplier
In 2007, several retired admirals and generals noted that climate change could contribute to repeated natural and humanitarian disasters. This would cause political instability as governments face demands that are beyond their ability to respond. Climate change acts as a “threat multiplier.” Meaning that climate change amplifies instability in volatile spots around the world. The U.S. military has cause to be concerned because it could be drawn into these hot spots.

Seven years later, in its 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Defense Department affirmed the view that climate change exacerbates political instability, burdens economies, increases resource competition, and stretches government capacity to respond. This, in turn, creates conditions that are ripe for terrorist activity and other violent conflicts.

Climate change may make the use of nuclear weapons more likely.

I believe David Attenborough

“Leaders of the world you must lead,” he added. “The continuation of our civilizations and the natural world on which we depend is in your hands.”

Calling climate change “a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough added, “if we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”


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