WORLDWIDE EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE U.S.MILITARY

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August 2010

http://www.aepi.army.mil/reports/docs/2010/August-20101.pdf

So we know what they think ! And which way the wind is blowing !

Item 1. UN Resolution Acknowledges Access to Clean Water and Sanitation a Human Right…..….1
Item 2. Food Security Concerns Increase Around the World…………….……………….….1
Item 3. Scientists Create 20-Year Roadmap for Nuclear Energy………………….…………2
Item 4. First U.S.-Russian Environmental Protection Park………………………..…………2
Item 5. Technological Advances with Environmental Security Implications………………..3
5.1 Nanowire Semiconductors for Nano-sensors and Nano-robotics……………...…….3
5.2 New Detection and Cleanup Techniques……………………………………...……..3
5.3. Increasing Energy Efficiency Technologies…………………………………………6
Item 6. Updates on Previously Identified Issues………………………………...……………..8
6.1 Climate Change………………………………………………………………………8
6.1.1 Scientific Evidence and Natural Disasters…...……………………………….8
6.1.2 Melting Glaciers and Sea Ice………………………...……………………….8
6.1.3 Food and Water Security……………………………………………...………9
6.1.4 Migration……………………………………………………………...………9
6.1.5 Adaptation……………………………………………………….……………9
6.1.6 Health………………………………………………………………………..10
6.1.7 Post-Copenhagen Negotiations…………………………………...…………10
6.2 Amendments Adding Nine Chemicals to the Stockholm Convention Entered into Force…...11
6.3 Germany publishes criteria for substances of very high concern…………..……….12
6.4 China to Build Support Base for Seabed Exploration………………………...…….12
6.5 CEC’s Five-year Strategic Plan Increases North-American Environmental Integration……..13
6.6 World’s Humid Tropical Forests to Suffer Considerable Biodiversity Change by 2100….…13
6.7 Latin American Initiatives for Environmental Security………………………….…14
6.8 Possible Conflicts over National/Regional Geoengineering Projects………………14
6.9 New Forms of Air Conditioning Assuming Larger Role…………………….……..15
6.10 Nanotechnology Safety Issues……………………………………….…….………16
Item 7. Reports and Information Suggested for Review………………………….………….16
7.1 NRC Committee Recommends Sequence-based Tracking of Possible Pathogens……….…16
7.2 Reports Assessing Several Nations’ S&T Advances………………………….……17
7.3 Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) Vision Working Group Report….……..17
Appendix…………………………………………………………………………….…………..18

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Re: WORLDWIDE EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE U.S.MILITARY
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 01:53:45 PM »
5.2 New Detection and Cleanup Techniques
5.2.1 More Reliable "Kill Switch" Found for Genetically Engineered Microbes
Prof. James Collins and colleagues at Boston University claim development of a highly tunable genetic "switch" offering a high degree of control over genetically engineered microbes, lessening worries about "rogue" organisms escaping into the environment. According to a descriptive article, they have devised a "highly tunable genetic [RNA] 'switch' that … makes it possible to stop the production of a protein and restart it again. The switch, which could be used to control any gene, can also act as a 'dimmer switch' to finely tune how much protein a microbe would produce over time."
Military and Related Security Implications:
This technique should be explored for controlling genetically modified organisms, including biological threats, both intended and accidental. Security organizations should create joint training programs to practice working together with the switch in a variety of security threat situations.


6.4 China to Build Support Base for Seabed Exploration
China has announced that it will build a $73 million support base at Qingdao, on the Shandong Peninsula, between Beijing and Shanghai, for its deep-diving submersible research vessel "Jiaolong", designed to dive as deep as 7,000 meters. This emphasizes the increasing role that the seabed will play in the worldwide rivalry for new resources. [Related item: China Applies for Seabed Mining Permit in Search for New Mineral Resources in the July 2010 environmental security report.]
Military and Related Security Implications:
Rising interest in exploitation of deep sea resources triggers new types of environmental and security concerns. While deep-sea mining is an old concept, development of technologies and economics of resource shortage now raise this to the level of an emerging national security issue worthy of study. New regulations for deep-sea activities are likely. This is an opportunity to promote collective security, sharing of future benefits, and creating an international response system for deep-sea operations, as well as a topic of resource security.
Source:
China builds base to tap deep-sea energy: state media http://www.physorg.com/news202104598.html

6.8 Possible Conflicts over National/Regional Geoengineering Projects
A study published in Nature Geoscience warns that conflicts are possible between those who do and those do not implement “cheap” geoengineering projects. The most likely to be at tried are solar radiation management projects using aerosols inserted into the stratosphere to increase solar
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heat reflection, since the effects of such efforts cannot be entirely foreseen even for the areas directly targeted, let alone neighboring ones. Similar warnings were issued by a Science and Technology Committee earlier this year, and by the Met Office. Additionally, an international team of scientists reports that, unless involving extreme measures, geoengineering approaches would have little efficiency in curbing sea levels rising. The findings, assessing five geoengineering approaches were summarized in the paper Efficacy of geoengineering to limit 21st century sea-level rise, published by the NAS. [Related item: Geoengineering May Require International Environmental Regulations in January 2010 environmental security reports.]
Military and Related Security Implications:
Environmental security personnel should be on the alert for news of any geoengineering projects, and consider possible responses. Geoengineering could have potentially massively disruptive, if not destructive, unintended consequences. Therefore, every security organization should be at least aware of and considering response options to all geoengineering proposals that might be proposed by any parties. Geoengineering could be deliberately weaponized against specific targets and spill over to unintended victims.
Sources:
Regional climate response to solar-radiation management http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v3/n8/full/ngeo915.html
'Cheap' solar geoengineering plans may have unintended consequences
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/562566/cheap_solar_geoengineering_plans_may_have_unintended_consequences.html
Efficacy of geoengineering to limit 21st century sea-level rise http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/08/20/1008153107
Geoengineering won't curb sea-level rise http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100823/full/news.2010.426.html#B1
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Re: WORLDWIDE EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE U.S.MILITARY
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 02:08:02 PM »
a "highly tunable genetic [RNA] 'switch'..."
Military and Related Security Implications:
This technique should be explored for controlling genetically modified organisms, including biological threats, both intended and accidental.

Suppose this switch works on those who have consumed certain GMO, and had their RNA modified as a consequence.
A "kill switch" for biological entities? Jesus. No wonder those FEMA coffins are for cremation. You need to burn, not simply bury, contagious pathogens.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 02:10:42 PM »
or for those covered with nanoparticulates sprayed from above

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