Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military

Source: The Guardian, 1st December 2006, Damian Carrington

Damian Carrington reported, "Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be ‘new normal’, say senior military. Climate change is set to cause a refugee crisis of “unimaginable scale”, according to senior military figures, who warn that global warming is the greatest security threat of the 21st century and that mass migration will become the “new normal”. The generals said the impacts of climate change were already factors in the conflicts driving a current crisis of migration into Europe, having been linked to the Arab Spring, the war in Syria and the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency. Military leaders have long warned that global warming could multiply and accelerate security threats around the world by provoking conflicts and migration. They are now warning that immediate action is required. (...)"

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/01/climate-change-trigger-unimaginable-refugee-crisis-senior-military