Obama says Climate Change is “serious threat to global security”
The best scientists in the world know climate change is happening,” Obama said. “Our analysts in the intelligence community know climate change is happening.”
Climate change “will affect everything that you do in your careers,” Obama told the class of 2015 at a graduation ceremony in New London, Connecticut.
This is not just a problem for countries on the coast or certain regions in the word,” he said. “Climate change will affect every country on the planet.”
Today the White House released a report entitled, “The National Security Implications of a Changing Climate.” The report includes reports from around the world as it relates to the demands climate change will have on military resources.
Climate change is predicted to strain economies and societies around the world, placing an additional burden on already-vulnerable nations abroad and putting pressure on capacity at home. Climate change will change the nature of U.S. military missions, demand more resources in the Arctic and other coastal regions vulnerable to rising sea levels and other impacts, and require a multilateral response to the growing humanitarian crises that climate change is predicted to bring.
Samantha also wrote a great piece entitled, “Hawaii Will Soon Get All Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources”
We’ll now be the most populated set of islands in the world with an independent grid to establish a 100 percent renewable electricity goal,” State Senator Mike Gabbard (D) told ThinkProgress in an email. “Through this process of transformation we can be the model that other states and even nations follow. And we’ll achieve the biggest energy turnaround in the country, going from 90 percent dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent clean energy.”