An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and its Implications for United States National Security, October, 2003 by Peter Schwartz and Doug RandallImagining the Unthinkable
The purpose of this report is to imagine the unthinkable – to push the boundaries of current research on climate change so we may better understand the potential implications on United States national security.
We have interviewed leading climate change scientists, conducted additional research, and reviewed several iterations of the scenario with these experts. The scientists support this project, but caution that the scenario depicted is extreme in two fundamental ways. First, they suggest the occurrences we outline would most likely happen in a few regions, rather than on globally. Second, they say the magnitude of the event may be considerably smaller.
We have created a climate change scenario that although not the most likely, is plausible, and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered
Grizzly » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:49 am wrote:it's gotten exponentially worse.
The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic wrote:Act Regarding the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic (Stasi Records Act)
Article 1: Purpose and Scope
(1) This Act regulates the registration, safekeeping, administration and use of the records of the Ministry for State Security of the former German Democratic Republic and its preceding and succeeding organizations (State Security Service) in order to
- 1. Facilitate individual access to personal data pertaining to oneself which the State Security Service has stored so that the individual can clarify what influence the State Security Service has had on his personal destiny;
- 2. Protect the individual from impairment of one’s right to privacy caused by use of the personal data stored by the State Security Service;
- 3. Ensure and promote the historical, political, and juridical reappraisal of the activities of the State Security Service
- 4. Provide public and private bodies with access to the information required to achieve the purposes stated in this Act.
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