hello,First, I am a Mr., and not a Mrs. Second, no one is funding this site. Third, this list is wrongly named. It started out as an html list, and became a list for general discussion, as there are many lists for the discussion of web authoring. I did not receive your email with your questions, hence the lack of response. For future reference, it would be easier if you sent questions over the list, as many other users on this list may be able to answer your questions.
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Mrs. Nimer you told me that you new html and I sent you my questions privately and you never responded. Should I assume that you do not know the answer? Thanks, the next subject is why and how did you get this name? Who is funding this site to allow you to name yourself blind html.----- Original Message ----- From: "Nimer" <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx> To: <blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 6:01 PMSubject: blind_html Re: [Nimer's Political Blog] [Fwd: .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security]Hello,Maybe someone can explain to this guy the purpose of this list. I have already done so. this list's purpose is for general discussion. You asked for assistance with html, and any9noe who was able to assist you did. If you have further questions, please ask them. If I do not know the answer, I will research it, or someone else on list will provide you with an answer.Thanks Nimer J Betteye wrote:Good afternoon! Nimer could you please explain the purpose of this mailing list? I asked for help with html and thought you were going to help me?Thanks Betteye ----- Original Message ----- *From:* Nimer Jaber <mailto:nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx> *To:* blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Sunday, August 09, 2009 5:18 PM *Subject:* blind_html [Nimer's Political Blog] [Fwd: .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security] -------- Original Message -------- Subject: .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 06:12:25 -0700 (PDT) From: mike532 <littlemike532@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:littlemike532@xxxxxxxxx>> Reply-To: politics-current-events@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:politics-current-events@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Politics & Current Events <politics-current-events@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:politics-current-events@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. SecurityWASHINGTON — The changing global climate will pose profound strategicchallenges to the United States in coming decades, raising theprospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violentstorms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts atthe Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate change.Recent war games and intelligence studies conclude that over the next 20 to 30 years, vulnerable regions, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia, will face the prospectof food shortages, water crises and catastrophic flooding driven by climate change that could demand an American humanitarian relief or military response. An exercise last December at the National Defense University, aneducational institute that is overseen by the military, explored thepotential impact of a destructive flood in Bangladesh that sent hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming into neighboring India, touching off religious conflict, the spread of contagious diseases and vast damage to infrastructure. "It gets real complicated real quickly," said Amanda J. Dory, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, who is working with a Pentagon group assigned toincorporate climate change into national security strategy planning.Much of the public and political debate on global warming has focusedon finding substitutes for fossil fuels, reducing emissions thatcontribute to greenhouse gases and furthering negotiations toward aninternational climate treaty — not potential security challenges. But a growing number of policy makers say that the world's rising temperatures, surging seas and melting glaciers are a direct threat to the national interest.If the United States does not lead the world in reducing fossil-fuel consumption and thus emissions of global warming gases, proponents ofthis 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 nextmonth when it takes up climate and energy legislation passed in Juneby the House. Lawmakers leading the debate before Congress are only now beginning to make the national security argument for approving the legislation.Senator John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who is the chairman ofthe Foreign Relations Committee and a leading advocate for the climate legislation, said he hoped to sway Senate skeptics by pressing that issue to pass a meaningful bill. Mr. Kerry said he did not know whether he would succeed but had spoken with 30 undecided senators on the matter. He did not identify those senators, but the list of undecided includes many from coal and manufacturing states and from the South and Southeast, which will face the sharpest energy price increases from any carbon emissions control program. "I've been making this argument for a number of years," Mr. Kerry said, "but it has not been a focus because a lot of people had notconnected the dots." He said he had urged President Obama to make thecase, too. Mr. Kerry said the continuing conflict in southern Sudan, which has killed and displaced tens of thousands of people, is a result of drought and expansion of deserts in the north. "That is going to be repeated many times over and on a much larger scale," he said. The Department of Defense's assessment of the security issue came about after prodding by Congress to include climate issues in its strategic plans — specifically, in 2008 budget authorizations by Hillary Rodham Clinton and John W. Warner, then senators. Thedepartment's climate modeling is based on sophisticated Navy and Air Force weather programs and other government climate research programsat NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Pentagon and the State Department have studied issues arising from dependence on foreign sources of energy for years but are only nowconsidering the effects of global warming in their long-term planningdocuments. The Pentagon will include a climate section in the Quadrennial Defense Review, due in February; the State Department will address the issue in its new Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. "The sense that climate change poses security and geopoliticalchallenges is central to the thinking of the State Department and the climate office," said Peter Ogden, chief of staff to Todd Stern, theState Department's top climate negotiator. Although military and intelligence planners have been aware of the challenge posed by climate changes for some years, the Obama administration has made it a central policy focus. A changing climate presents a range of challenges for the military.Many of its critical installations are vulnerable to rising seas andstorm surges. In Florida, Homestead Air Force Base was essentially destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and Hurricane Ivan badly damaged Naval Air Station Pensacola in 2004. Military planners are studying ways to protect the major naval stations in Norfolk, Va., and San Diego from climate-induced rising seas and severe storms. Another vulnerable installation is Diego Garcia, an atoll in theIndian Ocean that serves as a logistics hub for American and Britishforces in the Middle East and sits a few feet above sea level.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/science/earth/09climate.html?th&emc=th<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/science/earth/09climate.html?th&emc=th>--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Politics & Current Events" group. 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