By John M. Broder, The New York Times, August 8, 2009

If the United States does not lead the world in reducing fossil-fuel consumption and thus emissions of global warming gases, proponents of this view say, a series of global environmental, social, political and possibly military crises loom that the nation will urgently have to address.
This argument could prove a fulcrum for debate in the Senate next month when it takes up climate and energy legislation passed in June by the House.

Studies by the National Defense University, NOAA, NASA, and several other organizations within the government have concluded that Global Climate Change is not only a hazard to our environment, but also to geopolitical peace and stability. This is a matter of life and death, so let’s get cracking on slowing it down.