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Sunday, June 29, 2008

People get madder easier when it's hotter

Global warming could incite instability, classified papers say

Washington - Global warming could spur greater political instability across the world as droughts, higher temperatures and rising sea levels aggravate existing problems of poverty, food shortages and conflicts over water, land and other resources, according to an intelligence report released Wednesday to members of Congress.

The classified report offers a stark assessment of the implications of these problems to U.S. national security - adding yet another layer to the complex debate in Washington over global warming.

"Logic suggests the conditions exacerbated by climate change will increase the pool of potential recruits for terrorism," Thomas Fingar, deputy director of national intelligence for analysis, said at a hearing before a joint House committee Wednesday.
They know, don't they, that it's already hot in the places that already produce the most terrorists?