Michele Kearney's Environmental Blog -
Environmental degradation and waning natural resources including energy resources threaten U.S. security. And the loss of renewable natural resources, including forests, fresh water, fish and fertile soils, can drive political instability and conflict in the developing world, and around the globe. In short, natural resoures, energy and the environment are national security issues.
Harrowing predictions of climate scientists are coming true, as
glaciers melt, forests burn, heat waves proliferate and freakish
weather strikes in unexpected places. But the propagandists of
global-warming denial have succeeded in silencing most politicians and
the mainstream press, writes Robert Parry.