Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grist Post on Climate Change as a Security Threat

Grist has posted an article by Geoffrey Lean about how militaries are beginning to address climate change and sustainibility. Lean is the Environment editor of the Indpendent on Sunday in London. He says that we may be seeing the beginning of the 'military-ecological complex.'

It seems that the environmental community is beginning to understand the moral and economic power that the military can wield. However, greens should not expect the military to take over this area: properly addressed, the entire government should be working to address climate change. The role of the military should be to use its powerful predictive capability to outline the threats. The role of the civilian government should then be to address those threats.

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