As I reported then, the National Intelligence Council has issued a secret assessment that climate change is a threat to national security. But the secret apparently is out. More than 40 percent of the poll's respondents and 44 percent of likely voters agree that "if strong action is not taken, our national security will be threatened by global instability." (You can find the announcement and summary of the poll results here.)
The poll, conducted for PCAP by Harris Interactive, involved 2,175 respondents. Thirty-one percent of them were neutral on the link between global warming and security. That leaves about 28 percent who apparently think the connection is bogus. Interestingly, that's about the same number of Americans who think that President Bush is doing a good job.