April 16, 2012

Do Arctic military drills prove climate change? If so, what does that mean?

Hot off the press: As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge (AP)

To the world's military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.

Does this mean the climate change debate is over?

If so, does it prove climate change is not part of a normal cycle?

Does military investment prove we can't do anything to change a warming trend, so civilian society should follow suit and quit pretending we can stop it, and start looking at potential benefits?

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