"The recent increased pace in which extreme weather patterns are occurring has received national level attention. Whatever the catalyst for this abrupt speed change, stability for Africa hinges upon mitigating the effects of global climate change to prevent future conflicts such as Darfur, instability that fosters terrorism, and new humanitarian support missions. This paper concludes that AFRICOM must take the initiative to plan for climate change effects now to ensure readiness when dealing with the catastrophic events predicted and further recommends the formation of an interim planning cell -- JIAC-Climate Change. This planning cell would guarantee unity of effort and effectively fill the interlude until the Department of Defense is directed to plan for climate change at the operational level."
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