British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on March 19th that climate change and pandemic disease threaten international security as much as terrorism and that Britain must radically improve its defenses. The Prime Minister listed the greatest threats to Britain’s peace as “war, terrorism and now climate change, disease and poverty — threats which redefine national security.” Lawmakers in the House of Commons were told by the Prime Minister:
The nature of the threats and the risks we face have — in recent decades — changed beyond recognition and confound all the old assumptions about national defense and international security. Climate change is potentially the greatest challenge to global stability and security.
￼A classified list of threats to national security is to be released to the public later this year. British officials estimate a flu-type pandemic in the U.K. could cost as many as 750,000 lives. It also claimed that major coastal floods would likely need a military evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. If global warming has the Brits concerned maybe our President will see the light before he retreats to Texas.
Source: Associated Press
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