A trip down memory lane back to 2004....Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy uswww.guardian.co.uk/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserve...Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters. A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world....An imminent scenario of catastrophic climate change is 'plausible and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately', they conclude. As early as next year  widespread flooding by a rise in sea levels will create major upheaval for millions.Key findings of the Pentagonwww.guardian.co.uk/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserve...- By 2007 violent storms smash coastal barriers rendering large parts of the Netherlands uninhabitable. Cities like The Hague are abandoned. In California the delta island levees in the Sacramento river area are breached, disrupting the aqueduct system transporting water from north to south.- Between 2010 and 2020 Europe is hardest hit by climatic change with an average annual temperature drop of 6F. Climate in Britain becomes colder and drier as weather patterns begin to resemble Siberia.- Deaths from war and famine run into the millions until the planet's population is reduced by such an extent the Earth can cope.- By 2010 the US and Europe will experience a third more days with peak temperatures above 90F.- Europe will face huge internal struggles as it copes with massive numbers of migrants washing up on its shores. Immigrants from Scandinavia seek warmer climes to the south. Southern Europe is beleaguered by refugees from hard-hit countries in Africa.- Mega-droughts affect the world's major breadbaskets, including America's Midwest, where strong winds bring soil loss.DB2
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