Experts: Climate change threatens security

Climate change is a "serious and ever growing danger" to the health and safety worldwide.

This is the conclusion reached by the participants concluded in London conference, held at the offices of the British Medical Association.

It was attended by experts from various fields — medical, military, technical and scientific.

The final document warns that humanitarian disasters will hit more on the military budget, and calls on governments in both developed and developing countries, to take all measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

How to warn the British military, fuel prices will continue to rise as new climate-related changes in the conflicts.

According to scientific research, the most serious consequences of global warming will be for relatively poor countries in the tropics.

What do military

Says Rear Admiral Neil Morisette, a representative of the British Ministry of Defence on climate and energy security, conflicts such may increase costs and hamper the delivery of goods, which rely on other countries, particularly Britain.

"Energy prices will go up for us — it is the price of gasoline at the pump, as well as goods produced in Southeast Asia, many of which we import," — said Rear Adm. Morisette in an interview with BBC BBC.

Drawing on a range of research, experts believe that as a result of climate change will become more frequent conflicts, as it will increase the fight for vital resources such as water and food.

For example, the International Institute for Strategic Studies recently warned that global warming "will increase the threat of lack of resources, mass migration, and civil conflict." And according to the Ministry of Defence in Britain, changed the cause of conflict.

The conference also highlighted the military that the Army wants to reduce their "carbon footprint", and outlined the problems.

For example, in Afghanistan, fuel is delivered by road from Pakistan. By the time it arrives at the place, its price increased by 10 times, to the same convoy is constantly under the gun fighters.

Some military admitted that the army "chews fuel" like no other, that sometimes it is necessary for the operation, but the reduction of emissions and the use of renewable energy resources — where possible — might be beneficial both economically and from a tactical point of view.

Rear Admiral Morisette recalled that when he commanded the aircraft carrier, a gallon of fuel left for you to move the ship to 30 cm, while during intense takeoffs and landings burned 20 tons of fuel per hour.

"It can be done [with prices] at $ 30 a barrel, but not when they are 100 or 200 dollars," — said the Rear Admiral.

Health of humans at risk

Doctors, for their part, said that as a result of climate change, more people will experience hunger or malnutrition, and infectious diseases will spread rapidly. This, of course, will be more heavily on the poorest countries, as malnourished people are more prone to infections.

"Changing the way electricity will improve air quality, — the closing speech of physicians. — A more modest, but more active when people become more foot or by bike, reduce the incidence of diabetes, breast cancer, and the development of cardiovascular disease , senile sclerosis and depression. "

After six weeks in South Africa will open the annual UN conference on climate change, and issued a communiqué calling on the EU to reconsider the previous goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, down from 20% (relative to 1990), and 30%.

Currently, however, between the countries members of the EU in this respect, there is no consensus.

As Professor Chris Rapley warned, without urgent action, carbon dioxide emissions could rise to an unprecedented level.

"If we do not do something, then at the speed with which we move, greenhouse gas emissions will continue to grow, and by the end of the century the concentration [CO] was not 450 or 650 particles, and one thousand parts per million," — Professor Rapley said.

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