“How will the U.S. government tackle climate change? A recent report suggests that the intelligence community could benefit from the creation of an open and collaborative group to study and mitigate climate change.” (Source: Huffington Post)
American defence and intelligence circles are getting increasingly worried about the national and global security implications of the climate crisis. Could this change the Republicans views on the subject and lead in the longer run to more US mitigation action? I have my doubts as the American climate scepticism has little to do with being well informed but more with political ideology and the strong belief that the “American way of life” is non-negotiable. Any efforts to transform the Empire of Abundance into a champion of low-carbon living is likely to lead to internal security threats too as lots of Americans would not accept any constraints in their material consumption.