U.S. Intelligence Concerned About National Security Implications of Climate Change

January 21, 2011

While some politicians continue to deny the science of climate change, the Central Intelligence Agency launched the Center on Climate Change and National Security in late 2009 with a directive to advise the federal government on the national security implications of climate change. Last week, journalists with the National Security Reporting Project reported that military officials have said they don't have the intelligence they need to prepare for the national security consequences of climate change, and, according to intelligence officials, "the U.S. government is ill-prepared to act on climate changes that are coming faster than anticipated and threaten to bring instability to places of U.S. national interest."

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