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U.S. intelligence report warns physical effects of climate change to intensify in next two decades, especially in 2030s

By David Crane       

The job of intelligence agencies is to examine and analyze evidence and report their findings objectively, based on this work. The U.S. National Intelligence Council has done exactly that, with a dire warning on climate change as one of the greatest threats facing human society over the next several decades.

Canadian efforts, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to have both lower emissions and more oil production trivializes the climate choices we need. Net-zero emissions by 2050 is a necessity, not an aspiration, but will take much greater effort, and political leadership, than we have seen so far, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—We shouldn’t be surprised that some of the strongest warnings on climate change are coming from the intelligence community. The job of intelligence agencies is to examine and analyze evidence and report their findings objectively, based on this work. The U.S. National Intelligence Council has done exactly that, with a dire warning on climate change as one of the greatest threats facing human society over the next several decades.

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