LIGHTHOUSE SUNRISE: All along the watchtower, things are not so good. (Photo: Glenn Fay)
How real is the threat of climate change to our world? Many Americans are not convinced that we have much to worry about, especially not any time soon. The world isn't coming apart at the seams ... or is it? Massive wildfires in Russia are being pushed by record blistering heat waves and drought, and being fought by 240,000 firefighters. Floods recently killed over 1,000 in Afghanistan, creating a humanitarian food crisis as a result of epic rainfall. These are the kinds of events predicted by climate change models over the past 25 years and as we continue to endure the hottest year on record here in Vermont and globally, one has to wonder how much worse can it get?
Over time, it will get much worse.
In fact, National Security Advisors right now see global climate change as a grave threat to national security, now and in the future. A study group of U.S. military advisors included General Gordon Sulllivan, Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff; Rear Admiral David Titley, who is an Oceanographer and Navigator in the U.S. Navy; Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn and Former CIA Director James Woolsey. They are concerned about rising sea levels, droughts, flooding, agriculture and melting ice having catastrophic impacts on national security now and in the near future. Check out this short interview with some of our top military advisors and see what they have to say.
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