Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Center in the British Government

The British Government's Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened a new "Centre of Excellence in Understanding and Managing Natural and Environmental Risk."

Although I generally am a little skeptical of government bodies calling themselves "centers for excellence" (it all sounds a bit Orwellian), it does show that the British government is interested in adding some facts and numbers to the debate. It is important for politicians and policymakers to say that Climate Change is a national security risk, but it is even more important to have some serious research and numbers to back-up that statement.

Hopefully the new Center will be 'excellent' in doing that.

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