Four harsh truths about climatic change
7 December 2008
“About two years ago, I realized that the military in various countries were starting to do climate-change scenarios in-house — scenarios that started with the scientific predictions about rising temperatures, falling crop yields and other physical effects, and examined what that would do to politics and strategy.
The scenarios predicted the proliferation of failed states because governments could not feed their people; waves of climate refugees washing up against the borders of more fortunate countries; even wars between countries that shared the same rivers.”
Obama climate adviser open to geo-engineering to tackle global warming
8 April 2009
Alok Jha, green technology correspondent
“The global warming situation has become so dire that Barack Obama’s chief scientific adviser has raised with the president the possibility of massive-scale technological fixes to alter the climate known as ‘geo-engineering’.
John Holdren, who is a member of the president’s cabinet, said today the drastic measures should not be “off the table” in discussions on how best to tackle climate change. While his office insisted that he was not proposing a dramatic switch in policy, Holdren said geo-engineering could not be ruled out.”