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The Guardian, some time ago, reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted political activists and environmentalists for specific surveillance. According to The Guardian, this domestic spying was motivated in part by the risk of domestic unrest due to climate change. In 2006, the NSA stated:

“Environmental destruction, whether caused by human behavior or cataclysmic mega-disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tsunamis. Problems of this scope may overwhelm the capacity of local authorities to respond, and may even overtax national militaries, requiring a larger international response.”

Climate change is controversial, but we know one thing: the NSA is concerned about it.