Climate change 'requires military involvement'

Europe must start planning for military involvement in climate change preparedness and emergency response, participants at a workshop on the environment and security in the European Parliament were told on Wednesday.

Army intervention will be needed because the effects of climate change are likely to be felt abruptly, they were told. One speaker, Cleo Paskal of London-based thinktank Chatham House, pointed out that western societies will be hit hard because of their lack of "resilience" compared with developing countries.

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