HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Local climate change activist, Dr. Vernon Dixon, continues to warn the public of the impending repercussions of global warming while encouraging the community to support a bill designed to decrease greenhouse gases.
“According to a new U.S. Army report, commissioned by General Mark Milley, Trump’s new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Americans could face a horrifically grim future from climate change involving blackouts, disease, thirst, starvation, and war,” Dixon said. “The study found that, due to a series of cascading disasters due to climate change, the US military could face the possibility of collapse if we don’t start preparing now. This could all happen over the next two decades, the report notes. The senior US government officials who wrote the report are from several key agencies, including the Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, and NASA.”
The United States Army War College recently released a report exploring the significant impact climate change will have on national security and U.S. Army operations and offering a set of urgent recommendations. The second sentence of the report sets the stage immediately, stating, “the Department of Defense is precariously underprepared for the national security implications of climate change-induced global security challenges.” The report details the most imminent threats climate change poses to national security: severe weather events, mass migration, diminishing global freshwater supplies, changing disease vectors, Arctic competition, stress on the U.S. power grid, and nuclear reactors, as well as sea-level rise.
“This is the latest and most chilling yet of many warnings from US government agencies about the severe implications from climate change,” Dixon said. “If we hope to preserve our country for our children, we must listen to these dire warnings and act decisively and quickly. The simplest and most effective way to begin this is to pass a bill like the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Bill, HR 763. This bill employs a free-market approach that will decrease greenhouse gases by 90% by 2050, add millions of new American jobs, put more real spendable income into the average American’s pocket, and not cost our government one penny, unlike many other plans being proposed.”