Thursday, March 8, 2007

Climate Change Security Issue?

That's the contention of Britain, which is taking over the presidency of the UN Security Council. According to Earth Times,
Normally, the Security Council takes up issues relating to international peace and security and climate change is largely seen as an issue outside the ambit of the council's mandate. However, according to news reports, British leaders, including prime minister Tony Blair and environment secretary David Miliband, are increasingly coming to hold the view that climate change could be a matter within the ambit of international security as droughts, famines and increasing sea levels could lead to large scale migration of people and contribute to international disputes relating to borders and use of resources.

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