Влияние изменения климата на национальную безопасность США


недавно вышел. Вероятно, примерно показывает, как на это дело смотрит американское правительство.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) seeks to advance global security and prosperity in an era of economic and political transformation by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers. CSIS serves as a strategic planning partner for the government by conducting research and analysis and developing policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.
The Age of Consequences: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change
Author: Kurt M. Campbell, Jay Gulledge, J.R. McNeill, John Podesta, Peter Ogden, Leon Fuerth,
R. James Woolsey, Alexander T.J. lennon, Julianne Smith, Richard Weitz, and Derek Mix
Date of Publication: November 5, 2007
Associated Programs: Europe Program, International Security Program, The Washington Quarterly
Related Research Focus: Energy, Defense Policy, International Security
Experts : Kurt Campbell, Alexander T. J. Lennon, Julianne Smith
In August 2007, a Russian adventurer descended 4,300 meters under the thinning ice of th North Pole to plant a titanium flag, claiming some 1.2 million square kilometers of the Arctic for mother Russia. Not to be outdone, the Prime Minister of Canada stated his intention to boost his nation’s military presence in the Arctic, with the stakes raised by the recent discovery that the icy Northwest Passage has become navigable for the first time in recorded history. Across the globe, the spreading desertification in the Darfur region has been compounding the tensions between nomadic herders and agrarian farmers, providing the environmental backdrop for genocide. In Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the risk of coastal flooding is growing and could leave some 30 million people searching for higher ground in a nation already plagued by political violence and a growing trend toward Islamist extremism. Neighboring India is already building a wall along its border with Bangladesh. More hopefully, the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a clear recognition that global warming poses not only environmental hazards but profound risks to planetary peace and stability as well.


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You see - it's half man, half bear, and half pig!


Al Gore: I am here to educate you about the single biggest threat to our planet. You see, there is something out there which threatens our very existence and may be the end to the human race as we know it. I'm talking, of course, about Manbearpig. It is a creature which roams the Earth alone. It is half man, half bear, and half pig. Some people say that Manbearpig isn't real. Well , I'm here to tell you now, Manbearpig is very real, and he most certainly exists—I'm cereal. Manbearpig doesn't care who you are or what you've done. Manbearpig simply wants to get you. I'm super cereal. But have no fear, because I am here to save you. And someday, when the world is rid of Manbearpig, everyone will say, "Thank you Al Gore—you're super awesome!" The end.

Забавная серия. :grin:
"The South Park guys think that global warming is a myth just like the Manbearpig, even though there's tons of evidence that it's happening, and they make fun of Gore for worrying about it."


вообще-то про manbearpig две серии, а не одна. и обе забавные.
Al Gore: All right kids, I need you to keep an eye out for ManBearPig droppings.
Kyle: What do ManBearPig droppings look like?
Al Gore: Similar to pig droppings but more manbear-like.


Ваще-то уже три. В некотором смысле. Потому что в одной из частей последнего кристмас спешиала тоже был манбеарпиг.