Biggest threat in the Pacific, according to top U.S. Admiral? Climate Change.
Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, "no smelly hippie," according to Wired News, believes the consequences of a warming planet are
likely to “cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about.” According to Danger Room
, he said, “You have the real potential here in the not-too-distant future of nations displaced by rising sea level. Certainly weather patterns are more severe than they have been in the past. We are on super typhoon 27 or 28 this year in the Western Pacific. The average is about 17.” [Danger Room | Wired.com]