President Obama today told the graduating class at West Point that they will be forced to respond to the effects of global warming:
Keep in mind, not all international norms relate directly to armed conflict. We have a serious problem with cyber-attacks, which is why we’re working to shape and enforce rules of the road to secure our networks and our citizens. In the Asia Pacific, we’re supporting Southeast Asian nations as they negotiate a code of conduct with China on maritime disputes in the South China Sea. And we’re working to resolve these disputes through international law.
That spirit of cooperation needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change — a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as we are called on to respond to refugee flows and natural disasters and conflicts over water and food, which is why next year I intend to make sure America is out front in putting together a global framework to preserve our planet.
Our military is going to be responding to conflicts over food? Well, how about we decide right now that once we’re able to grow mangoes in North Dakota we ship the produce wherever it’s needed instead of sending out troops, okay?
Those Malthusians, always running out of food.