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A Perfect Storm: Climate Change and Conflict (Environmental War) #962967

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Jim Maceda) The possibility of nations going to war over a shortage of resources caused by climate change examined; scenes shown of a US military exercise in Africa; details given about the threat in Egypt’s Nile Delta, where the sea level is rising and the river level is receding. [Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Peter MARWA†- notes floods and famines result in the movement of people.] [Former CENTCOM commander Gen. Anthony ZINNI†- states climate change could cause tremendous humanitarian problems that local governments can’t cope with.] [Great Britain Climate Security Envoy Adm. Neil MORISETTI†- comments on identifying climate hot spots.] [Egyptian engineer Mamdouh HAMZA††- compares the invasion of nature to an invasion by an army.] [Middle East environmental analyst Jerry LEACH†- says countries are going to try to keep out the climate refugees.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Maceda, Jim
Duration:
00:03:00

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