Climate Change Blog 10
I’m leading, and ending, this Blog with news from Washington. A notable alarm was sounded in the Worldwide Threat Assessment from the U.S. Intelligence Community. The document, issued by Daniel R. Coats, the director of national intelligence, addressed climate change and other environmental problems, stating that the impacts of the long-term trends toward a warming climate, more air pollution, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity are likely to fuel economic and social discontent and upheaval.
We are seeing much of this already. As described below, Cape Town, the second-largest city in South Africa, is so low on water ...