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Thursday, May 10

They're starting to "get" the consequences of Climate Change

From National Security and the Threat of Climate Change by the military advisory board:
Projected climate change poses a serious threat to America’s national security.
The predicted effects of climate change over the coming decades include extreme weather events, drought, flooding, sea level rise, retreating glaciers, habitat shifts, and the increased spread of life-threatening diseases. These conditions have the potential to disrupt our way of life and to force changes in the way we keep ourselves safe and secure.

In addition they "warned that there will be wars over water, increased hunger, instability from worsening disease and rising sea levels, and global warming-induced refugees. "The chaos that results can be an incubator of civil strife, genocide and the growth of terrorism," the report predicted."

The LA Times links to this flood map. I noticed that you can zoom in on it to see if your house will still be around. It appears that I won't have to move in order to live in a beach community. Good-bye Jones Beach.

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