Interesting article in The Guardian:
DoD might be forced by circumstances to put its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States. Further, DoD would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance.
Indeed, anyone with even half a functioning brain has known all along that the Pentagon knows what we know: climate change will wreak havoc nationally and internationally. As Naomi Klein wrote a couple of years ago in Capitalism vs. the Climate:
Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.
The consequences will pose a serious threat for the Ruling Class which runs the Pentagon.
Sacrifice zones will go first, but national excitement will really take off when big chunks of the east and west coast of the US will start sinking into the rising waters.
Fortunately, we have the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012: we’re all terrorists now.
Thank you, dear Senators & Representatives, for your courageous stand in these matters!