Climate Change and National Security, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, July 30, 2009   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is from the July 30, 2009 hearing, "Climate Change and National Security," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From Barbara Boxer's opening statement: "In 2003, the Defense Department commissioned a study that found the U.S. '… will find itself in a world where Europe will be struggling internally, with large numbers of refugees washing up on its shores and Asia in serious crisis over food and water. Disruptions and conflict will be endemic features of life.' A 2007 report conducted by Center for Naval Analyses found the United States could more frequently be drawn into situations of conflict 'to help provide stability before conditions worsen and are exploited by extremists.' And just last September, the NATO Secretary General said that global warming will '...sharpen the competition over resources, notably water; it will increase the risks to coastal regions; it will provoke disputes over territory and farming land; it will spur migration; and it will make fragile states even more fragile.' […] The steps we take to address global warming, including incentives for the development of clean energy, such as wind, solar, geothermal, and algae fuel, and developing a fleet of electric and other highly efficient vehicles, will help lessen our dependence on foreign oil." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Warner, Dennis McGinn, Jonathan Powers, and David B. Rivkin.

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S. Hrg. 111-1209; Senate Hearing 111-1209
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