Water and the War on Terror

June 20, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Sally Mattison for this article from Grist.
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While leaders in Washington have been war-gaming the national security risks of climate change, they’ve only started to connect the dots to the closely related threats emanating from the growing crisis of global freshwater scarcity. At first blush, water and national security may not seem to be interlinked. But the reality, as narrated in my new book WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, is that the unfolding global water crisis increasingly influences the outcome of America’s two wars, homeland defense against international terrorism, and other key U.S. national-security interests, including the transforming planetary environment and world geopolitical order.

For full article, visit:
http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-02-water-and-the-war-on-terror


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