US Army Report Suggest Dire Consequences From The Climate Crisis Within 20 Years

In a shocking report, commissioned by the Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, the US Army's assessment of its future under the unfolding climate crisis is one that should cause every American to take pause.

Whether a society is faced with an inevitable total collapse or something milder, there is no doubt that populations will be faced with ever-increasing  disruptive economic, health, and safety issues due to extreme weather.

In previous reports by the military, their assessment had boiled down to the simple fact that climate change is a threat multiplier. We could expect more severe weather events than we have been accustomed to these past 10,000 years when our climate has been dependably stable.

Those days are gone, regardless of what we do now, due to the lag in the effect of the greenhouse gases we have already emitted. But if we are to avoid the worst nature can give us, we must take immediate action. Continued delayed actions to reduce and remove gasses from the atmosphere will only bring greater heartaches and sorrow to each of us including the self-centered, greedy, or sycophantic to those benefiting from climate denial.

Destabilization From Migration Has Just Begun

The US and the rest of North and South America have missed much of the armed conflict on its soil due to their isolation from the rest of Europe. But there is no escaping this crisis and these conflicts. Already drought in central America is pushing migration to US borders. And the US has responded idiotically by cancelling aid to the affected countries, placing many thousands of desperate migrants in interment camps and even separating over 5,000 children from their parents and placing them in some sort of foster care or worse. What's next, machine gun nests on the border?

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The US is not alone with immigration challenges. The lowlands of Viet Nam and Bangladesh will produce climate migrants, and the droughts in the Middle East are producing migrants to Europe or more stable countries like Jordan. But ultimately the migrants will prevail, with help or without.

Results Of The Climate Crisis Are Near Beyond Imagination

Already financial managers are positioning themselves for a possible real estate, mortgage, and insurance collapse due to sea level rise in major coastal areas along the eastern seaboard and gulf coast. While clear weather flooding is a nuisance now, storm surges from storms such as Sandy, Harvey, and Irma of the future could bring the US its first trillion dollar storm.

Florida and rest of the east coast dodged a bullet with Hurricane Irma. After devastating parts of the Caribbean, it turned just so slightly at the last minute and moved up through Florida missing the major metro areas of Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. If that storm had raked just off-shore of the east coast of Florida as originally forecast and traveled up into the rest of the US as predicted, the devastation would have been monumental.

Red state America is where the majority of the climate deniers live, and while they may not feel the direct outcome of a trillion dollar storm on the east coast, they damn well will feel the economic blast following such a storm.

Settle in and read the report. It reads like CliFi except it's prophetic non-fiction. Read the entire report here on

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jenningsRobert Jennings is co-publisher of with his wife Marie T Russell. He attended the University of Florida, Southern Technical Institute, and the University of Central Florida with studies in real estate, urban development, finance, architectural engineering, and elementary education. He was a member of the US Marine Corps and The US Army having commanded a field artillery battery in Germany. He worked in real estate finance, construction and development for 25 years before starting in 1996.

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