10/14/2009 - A group of local and retired politicians who favor quick passage of climate-change legislation is launching a public dialogue in Colorado and other states this week, warning that climate change may threaten national security.
"A lot of the human suffering in the world today is being precipitated by climate changes," which have led to droughts and shortages causing "political destabilization that, in some instances, brings down governments," said former U.S. Sen. John Warner, R-Va. He addressed Air Force Academy cadets Tuesday, and was to join former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart and others in Denver today.
Military forces increasingly will deploy on humanitarian missions to deal with climate-driven calamities, Warner said. Americans also will feel the effects on ice caps, coral reefs and forests, he said. "Our government should be moving ahead on this issue."
Read the full article Politicians Stump Colorado for Climate Change on The Denver Post's Web site.