(NOTE: My oldest daughter guest blogged this post. She is a freshman at the University of Southern California whose Blogger name is "gategirl.")
The world will be safer once our military takes on global warming.
That, at least, is what is suggested by the new bill being proposed in the Senate, which would require the CIA and the Pentagon to assess the national security risks of global warming. The bill would require that these agencies spend time figuring out which areas would be "at highest risk of humanitarian suffering and assessing the likelihood of wars erupting over diminishing water and other resources."
Let's take a quick breather here, shall we? Let us first consider that global warming as a dire trend hasn't been confirmed at all, as pointed out by the article by MIT Professor Richard Lindzen in the latest Newsweek. Then let's consider that we are currently at war in the Middle East and that a large group of people wish we were all dead.
And a new national military priority is based on the vague idea that the world is about to erupt into civil war due to a little-proven scientific theory? The CIA must spend energy tracking this problem over tracking terrorists?
The logic is baffling.
Update: A humorous response from Ugly Naked Guy.