Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Guns to the Arctic

Republicans are fond of pointing out that global warming can have benefits. One possible improvement, the opening of the fabled Northwest Passage, is certainly promising, but not without its drawbacks. Ownership of Arctic resources apparently has never been very clear. A dramatic realignment of geopolitical interests could easily create international friction that would overshadow any potential benefits.

My fear is that semi-deliberate climate modifications may well become a weapon in the Hobbesian struggle among the multi-polar nations of today's world. This reminds me too much of the circumstances that led to World War I. Free nations need more ways to work together. Let’s talk about that.

8/23/2005 4:12 PM

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