It was "an even darker affair than usual," says Robert -- an impressive accomplishment for the average SEJ annual confab, where confronting semi-apocalyptic facts about the breakdown of nature and society is something of a tradition:
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Leading off was retired Navy Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, who's involved with a group of former generals and admirals known as the CNA Military Advisory Board: "What we're saying very clearly and very directly is 'This is a national security problem. ... Make no mistake, this is going to affect everybody in the world.'"
He continued: "Climate change is going to be a threat multiplier in unstable regions across the world."
Think about it: If you're in, say, Bangladesh and the ocean's rising and you can't grow food, where will you go? You might well try to get into India. The Indians don't want that, so you have a massive conflict there on the border.