11/12/2012 09:38 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2013

U.S. Urged To Step Up Research Linking Climate Change To National Security | The Chronicle Of Higher Education

U.S. intelligence agencies should take more seriously the security implications of climate change, including placing a greater research emphasis on the likelihood of widespread social upheaval, an advisory panel said on Friday.

The panel, assembled by the National Research Council, acknowledged that the intelligence agencies already are studying scenarios through which steadily warming global temperatures might affect national security.