This is certainly not encouraging

Not encouraging at all

(Boston Globe) — America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change.

Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, in an interview at a Cambridge hotel Friday after he met with scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities, said significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about.’’

“People are surprised sometimes,” he added, describing the reaction to his assessment. “You have the real potential here in the not-too-distant future of nations displaced by rising sea level. Certainly weather patterns are more severe than they have been in the past. We are on super typhoon 27 or 28 this year in the Western Pacific. The average is about 17.”

Good Grief!

 

2 thoughts on “This is certainly not encouraging

  1. The DPRK just threatened to attack with nuclear weapons South Korea, Japan and…..wait for it…………drum roll please………..the US of A. And this asshole is worried about global warming. Just shows the reach of Barry Soetoro and his packing of the military.kent

  2. Pingback: Chief Of US Forces In The Pacific Cites Climate Change As The Biggest Security Threat … Really | The Tree of Mamre

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