Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Climate Change Action and US Security

US security experts urge international climate change action
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 25 (Reuters Point Carbon) – A group of 38 U.S. national security experts have urged Congress to support international efforts to help poor countries adapt to climate change, saying that failure to do so will create global instability and undermine U.S. security.

In an open letter released on Monday, the bipartisan group said the U.S. must back efforts to combat climate-driven displacement, support disaster risk reduction measures, and promote sustainable food, water and energy systems overseas, especially in poor regions.

“As a matter of risk management, the United States must work with international partners, public and private, to address this impending crisis,” the experts said in the letter. read more>>>

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