An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for by A.W. Shearer

By A.W. Shearer

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In February 2004, the dep. of safeguard published 'An Abrupt weather swap state of affairs and Its Implications for usa nationwide Security.' Written by way of Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall of consulting enterprise international company community, the examine defined a potential destiny with weather conditions just like these 8200 years in the past and speculated on implications with regards to the following availability of foodstuff, water, and effort. due to media assurance in regards to the record, which significantly incorporated misconceptions in regards to the study's intents, the rfile could have develop into too politically debatable for protection planners to have interaction this present day and it has it sounds as if no longer been greatly dispensed in the administration's nationwide safeguard team of workers. whatever the document's prestige in the Pentagon, it truly is of curiosity to many that are actively considering discussions in regards to the destiny. greatly, as with every scenario-based project, there are questions on how the imaginative and prescient of the longer term has been crafted and, in this case, the way it may well most sensible be used to notify a decision-making procedure. extra narrowly, this actual state of affairs can also be major for on-going debates in regards to the function of environmental components in issues of nationwide safety. This paper distinguishes among normal occasions and human activities to contemplate a few strengths and weaknesses of Schwartz and Randall's textual content. It additionally makes techniques to enhance destiny efforts to appreciate the relationships among weather swap and nationwide defense.

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