A NEW COLD WAR
Why, look: Here’s another facet of climate change for Al Gore to consider. Witness the newly articulated Defense Department’s “Arctic Strategy,” revealed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during an international security forum in chilly Nova Scotia on Friday.
Global warming could now foster a hot security risk and international dispute. If the polar ice cap is diminished, the entrepreneurs, shipping companies, tourists and opportunists arrive. And there’s the rub, Mr. Hagel told his audience, which included Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Tim Kaine of Virginia plus Canada’s Justice Minister Peter McKay.