Submitted by Laura Miller on
A secret Pentagon report on global warming strongly contradicts White House claims about climate change. The report obtained by the Observer of London "warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world." Longtime Defense Department adviser Andrew Marshall commissioned the study that says climate change "should be elevated beyond a scientific debate to a US national security concern." The Observer writes, "The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority."
The report -- authored by Peter Schwartz, CIA consultant and former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Doug Randall of the California-based Global Business Network -- was suppressed for four months by the Bush administration according to the Observer.