U.S. Military May Be the Strongest Force in Battle Against Climate Change

By Ryan Rafaty and Nicholas Mulder for Huffington Post
n-AMERICAN-SOLDIERS-628x314Fear is a potent force in American politics. It is the force that sustains the War on Terror, the latest calls for further military interventions in Iraqi and Syrian civil wars, and Obama’s use of drones on multiple continents. At the same time, fear about the threat of climate change has proven sharply divisive. Appeals to scientific consensus from the left have encountered strong resistance from the right; according to conservatives, “scare tactics” about the threat posed by global warming have not worked. But Republican aversion to scientific rationality is coming under attack from an unexpected direction: the U.S. defense establishment, hardly a hotbed of environmental radicalism, is sounding the alarm about the security threat of climate change.

Full text in Huffington Post: U.S. Military May Be the Strongest Force in Battle Against Climate Change

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