Click on the link to read the report ageofconsequences.
Although the consequences of global climate
change may seem to be the stuff of Hollywood—
some imagined, dystopian future—the melting
ice of the Arctic, the swamping of low lying lands,
and the spreading deserts of Africa are all too real.
We already live in an age of consequences, one
that will increasingly be defined by the intersection
of climate change and the security of nations.
This point was fundamentally underscored by the
awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to former
Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change, a recognition that climate
change carries with it not only environmental
threats, but threats to the very peace and stability
of the planet.