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  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:07:44 -0600

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.

Nimer J

Betteye wrote:
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 PM
Subject: blind_html Re: [Nimer's Political Blog] [Fwd: .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security]


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.

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?

    ----- 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]

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    Subject: .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security
    Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 06:12:25 -0700 (PDT)
    From: mike532 <littlemike532@xxxxxxxxx
    Reply-To: politics-current-events@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    To: Politics & Current Events

    .Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security
WASHINGTON — The changing global climate will pose profound strategic
    challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the
prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent
    storms, 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 at
    the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are
    taking a serious look at the national security implications of

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 prospect
    of 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, an
educational institute that is overseen by the military, explored the
    potential 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
    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
incorporate climate change into national security strategy planning.

Much of the public and political debate on global warming has focused
    on finding substitutes for fossil fuels, reducing emissions that
contribute to greenhouse gases and furthering negotiations toward an
    international 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
    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 of
    this view say, a series of global environmental, social, political
    possibly military crises loom that the nation will urgently have to

    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.

    Lawmakers leading the debate before Congress are only now beginning
    make the national security argument for approving the legislation.

Senator John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who is the chairman of
    the Foreign Relations Committee and a leading advocate for the
    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
    with 30 undecided senators on the matter.

    He did not identify those senators, but the list of undecided
    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 not
connected the dots." He said he had urged President Obama to make the
    case, 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. The
department's climate modeling is based on sophisticated Navy and Air Force weather programs and other government climate research programs
    at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    The Pentagon and the State Department have studied issues arising
    dependence on foreign sources of energy for years but are only now
considering the effects of global warming in their long-term planning
    documents. The Pentagon will include a climate section in the
    Quadrennial Defense Review, due in February; the State Department
    address the issue in its new Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development

    "The sense that climate change poses security and geopolitical
challenges is central to the thinking of the State Department and the climate office," said Peter Ogden, chief of staff to Todd Stern, the
    State 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 and
    storm 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.,
    San Diego from climate-induced rising seas and severe storms.

    Another vulnerable installation is Diego Garcia, an atoll in the
Indian Ocean that serves as a logistics hub for American and British
    forces in the Middle East and sits a few feet above sea level.


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