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Unformatted text preview: climate change, especially if left unabated, threatens to increase poverty and overwhelm the capacity of governments to meet the basic needs of their people, which could well contribute to the emergence, spread and longevity of conflict. As you certainly know better than me, these are the reasons why militaries around the world are planning for climate change, adjusting their budgets, their strategies and their priorities. This is understandable, but the very scale of the security problem in a world that begins to panic over the advanced impacts of climate change could overwhelm any single country’s ability to defend against it, let alone pay the cost to do so. UQ: Warming is Real An undeniable scientific consensus has validated the existence of anthropogenic warming – projected carbon emissions are much higher than predicted and positive feedbacks are increasing at rapid rates Mann, prof of Meteorology and Geosciences @ Penn State University, director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, awarded the 2012 Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union, April 12, 2012 [Environm...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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