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     “And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.”

Micah 1:4

Perilous Times

Climate change 'a global security threat'

by Staff Writers
London (UPI) Apr 16, 2010

Climate change is a global security threat that affluent nations as well as poor states need to confront at whatever cost to head off a catastrophic chain of events, the London International Institute for Strategic Studies said in a new study.

The IISS announced the new study as European air transport was hit by a volcanic eruption in Iceland that unleashed a huge pall of ash over the continent.

Airports shut and people reported breathing difficulties in some areas amid scientific predictions the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland could continue to spew lava for months.

The IISS said, "Climate change has been a key factor in the rise and fall of societies and states from prehistory to the recent fighting in the Sudanese state of Darfur."

The institute said climate change "drives instability, conflict and collapse but also expansion and reorganization.