12.23.2009

The Environment & The Military [The Future...]

Future International Environmental Security Issues and Potential Military Requirements: 2010 - 2025


U.S. Army Transformation Road Map, 2003


Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military (Nov. 2009 Report)


[Also, learn about:]
The Millennium Project, operational since 1996, is a global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgements from its several hundred participants to produce the annual "State of the Future", "Futures Research Methodology" series, and special studies such as the State of the Future Index, Future Scenarios for Africa, Lessons of History, Environmental Security, Applications of Futures Research to Policy, and a 700+ annotated scenarios bibliography.
It connects local and global perspectives via regional Nodes (groups of individuals and institutions) in Argentina (Buenos Aires); Australasia (Melbourne, Australia); Azerbaijan (Baku); Bolivia (La Paz/Santa Cruz); Brazil (Sao Paulo); Brussels-Area (Brussels); Central Europe (Prague, Czech Republic, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and Warsaw, Poland); Canada (Kingston); Chile (Santiago); China (Beijing); Cyber Node, Internet; Egypt (Cairo); Finland (Helsinki); France (Paris); Germany (Essen/Berlin); Gulf Region (Kuwait); India (New Delhi and Madurai); Iran (Tehran); Israel (Tel Aviv); Italy (Rome); Japan (Tokyo); Korea (Seoul); Malaysia (Penang); Mexico (Mexico City); Peru (Lima); Russian Federation (Moscow); Silicon Valley (US); Slovenia (Ljubljana); South Africa (Pretoria-Johannesburg); Turkey (Istanbul); United Arab Emirates (Dubai); UK (London); Venezuela (Caracas); Washington, DC (coordinating office).
The Millennium Project was selected among the "100 Best Practices" by UN Habitat, best 7 foresight organizations by Battelle Northwest for the U.S. Department of Energy, and among the "Top Picks" by Future Survey, of the World Future Society.
The purpose of the Millennium Project is to be an international utility to assist in organizing futures research by continuously updating and improving humanity's thinking about the future and making that thinking available for feedback as a geographically and institutionally dispersed think tank.

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GFL SaLuSa - 12.23.2009


A Veteran's Voice: Mike Prysner (Spa Subs)

"Our real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand. The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several thousands of miles away. They are right here in front of us."
- Mike Prysner