The Pentagon goes green

News that Ralph Nader will be running for the White House, and that another report has been released that presents a very bleak outlook for the Great Barrier Reef should come as no great surprise, but I choked on my muesli bar this morning when I read in The Guardian that the Pentagon has issued a warning on the dangers of global warming (see Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us).

Apparently, a secret report — suppressed by US defence chiefs for four months — warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas, Britain will plunge into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020, while nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world. This will obviously come as a bit of a blow to Dubya who consistently maintains that global warming is no big deal.