2004: Pentagon Claimed Climate Change Would Cause ‘Siberian’ UK, Europe


In 2004, President George W. Bush’s Pentagon predicted that most of Europe would be experiencing Siberian climate by 2020.

Nearly 16 years ago, The Guardian released an article that warned of intelligence given to then-President George W. Bushconcerning the fate of the planet by 2020 due to the climate change crisis:

“A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.”

Not only was climate changed billed as impending, but even went so far to suggest that this threat would destabilize beyond the degree of a planned terrorist attack.

“The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.”

The Pentagon analysis concluded the “disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,” and “once again, warfare would define human life.”

Former CIA consultant Peter Schwartz and co-author to the commissioned Pentagon report, Doug Randall, were even quoted saying that the climate crisis should be regarded as a threat to national security.

The first person to draw this comparison was Sir John Houghton, the former chief head of the United Kingdom’s “leading group of climate scientists” for Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

In 2004, President Bush was focusing on the wars he launched in Iraq and Afghanistan, and faced heavy criticism from climate change activists in the Pentagon and the Democratic Party.

They relentlessly belittled the President and his cabinet for what many referred to as “increasingly out of touch.”

The Guardian report quotes outrage from the chief scientist for the World Bank and former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Bob Watson.

‘Can Bush ignore the Pentagon? It’s going be hard to blow off this sort of document. Its hugely embarrassing. After all, Bush’s single highest priority is national defence. The Pentagon is no wacko, liberal group, generally speaking it is conservative. If climate change is a threat to national security and the economy, then he has to act. There are two groups the Bush Administration tend to listen to, the oil lobby and the Pentagon,’ added Watson.

As 2020 approaches in mere hours, it seems as though the Pentagon and climate change alarmists were wrong yet again.