U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is speaking in Peru today about how climate change impacts national security.

We see an Arctic that is melting, meaning that most likely a new sea lane will emerge,” he said. “We know that there are significant minerals and natural deposits of oil and natural gas there. That means that nations will compete for those natural resources. That’s never been an issue before. You couldn’t get up there and get anything out of there. We have to manage through what those conditions and new realities are going to bring in the way of potential threats.

I can read between the lines and see the US venturing out into the arctic and extracting oil and whathaveyou. The so-called threats
can probably be turned into opportunities.

[..]individuals attempting to take advantage of those catastrophes, adjusting to shifts in security requirements.

Yup, I can see it happening.

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