Cliff, that study sounds a lot like this one from the British MoD, which argues that global warming may be a national security threat because of the dangers of a new Ice Age, an old saw which is exceedingly unlikely.
Meanwhile, the Oxford Research Group seems to be going round in circles:
In its report “Secure energy, civil nuclear power, security and global warming”, the Oxford Research Group said there was not enough uranium available and nuclear nations would therefore tend to opt for reprocessing spent fuel to obtain plutonium.
“A multiplication of reprocessing and the resulting international trade in weapons-useable materials would create more opportunities for states, criminal organisations or terrorists to acquire weapons-useable materials,” it said.
Juergen Trittin, former German environment and nuclear safety minister, writing a foreword to the report, said the spread of nuclear power technology would automatically lead to weapons proliferation, threatening global security.
Okay, so global warming is a more severe threat than terrorism, but we shouldn’t use nuclear power to combat global warming because it will increase terrorism?
Talk about getting all your ducks in a row…