In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council and the Naval Studies Board appraised the national security implications of climate change. Clear and decisive:even the most moderate current trends will present new national security challenges for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12914/national-security-implications-of-climate-change-for-us-naval-forces
You know things have come to a head when serving admirals - among the smartest and most carefully cogent of Americans - have openly and publicly expressed admiration and approval of a deep-diving article in Rolling Stone: "The Pentagon & Climate Change: How Deniers Put National Security at Risk.”
You denialists are having an unintended consequence. Most senior members of the U.S. military officer corps - consisting largely of men and women who have rather conservative temperaments - have no wish to have anything, whatsoever, to do with today's version of the Republican Party. We know this from things said by generals and admirals who retire. And you'd be surprised? They are the third best-educated clade in American life, after professors and medical doctors. You have waged war on science and every other knowledge profession, and you imagine that the officer corps wouldn't notice?
They have also noticed the huge difference between democratic and republican styles of waging war.http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-democrats-and-republicans-wage-war.html