Friday, January 25, 2008

Climate change 'security' warning

Climate change over the coming decades will create new security threats both in Britain and overseas, a report has warned.
As higher temperatures cause sea levels to rise and weather patterns to change, the world faces the prospect of wars over resources such as water and food, according to the document.
There will also be pressure from hundreds of millions of "environmental refugees" fleeing their devastated homelands, said the paper from the Oxford Research Group. And in Britain, police and security services may have to cope with demands for tougher border controls, potentially violent protests against polluting companies and intercommunal tensions.

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Download free PDF report from the Oxford Group, An Uncertain Future: Law Enforcement, National Security and Climate Change