By Ben Geman - 12/10/09 01:24 PM EST
President Obama, in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, warned that climate change threatens “our common security.”
Obama’s comments, according to his prepared remarks circulated by the White House:
There is little scientific dispute that if we do nothing, we will face more drought, famine and mass displacement that will fuel more conflict for decades. For this reason, it is not merely scientists and activists who call for swift and forceful action – it is military leaders in my country and others who understand that our common security hangs in the balance.