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UNITED NATIONS IPCC - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Having declared a Code Red, we wonder how that equated to the Defense Readiness Condition, better known as the "Defcon" warning system, in terms of war footing.



DefCon 3 is where the military put their air forces on standby in preparations for DefCon2 such as to be ready for to deploy nuclear missiles in less than six hours, with all out thermo-nuclear war imminent, Code Red (or white) leading to World War Three


DEFCON 3 - Yom Kippur War


The U.S. Armed Forces were at DEFCON 3 status during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The United States became concerned that the Soviet Union might intervene, and on October 25, US forces, including Strategic Air Command, Continental Air Defense Command, European Command and the Sixth Fleet, were placed at DEFCON 3.

According to documents declassified in 2016, the move to DEFCON 3 was motivated by CIA reports indicating that the Soviet Union had sent a ship to Egypt carrying nuclear weapons along with two other amphibious vessels. Soviet troops never landed, although the ship supposedly transporting nuclear weapons did arrive in Egypt. Further details are unavailable and remain classified.

Over the following days, the various forces reverted to normal status with the Sixth Fleet standing down on November 17.

September 9 2011 Attacks


The third time the United States reached DEFCON 3 was during the September 11 attacks of 2001. U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, ordered the increased DEFCON level and to stand by for an increase to DEFCON 2, which never came. It was lowered to DEFCON 4 on September 14.


Operation Paul Bunyan

Following the axe murder incident at Panmunjom on August 18, 1976, readiness levels for US forces in South Korea were increased to DEFCON 3, where they remained throughout Operation Paul Bunyan.




DefCon 1 serious war footing Code RedDefCon 2, preparing for all out war, Code Amber



CODE YELLOW - The scales of war are equally applicable to the heating of the planet in terms of changing our climate. DefCon three is an increased state of alertness where the Aif Forces is mobilized in preparation for Code Amber and DefCon2. DefCon 5 is the lowest state of readiness, normal conditions.






It might help us to look upon the war against global warming in military terms. As a war to be won strategically as a series of battles.


To win the war, we need to define the strategic objectives as a series of skirmishes. Some of the key battles United Nations Members have lost already, is making all the right noises as to agreements to curb greenhouse gases, but actually doing very little about it. This has led to a constant rise in temperatures on planet earth, that at the present rate is almost sure to lead to civil and political unrest as food insecurity escalates from accelerated desertification and reduced agricultural land to grow crops and raise livestock. The starving masses are likely to rebel - and politicians tempers fray, making their trigger fingers itchy. At this point all thoughts of the devastation and suffering at Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be blanked out.


After NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) was created, the command used different readiness levels (Normal, Increased, Maximum) subdivided into eight conditions, e.g., the "Maximum Readiness" level had two conditions "Air Defense Readiness" and "Air Defense Emergency". In October 1959, the JCS Chairman informed NORAD "that Canada and the U. S. had signed an agreement on in­creasing the operational readiness of NORAD forces during periods of international tension." After the agreement became effective on 2 October 1959, the JCS defined a system with DEFCONs in November 1959 for the military commands. The initial DEFCON system had "Alpha" and "Bravo" conditions (under DEFCON3) and Charlie/Delta under DEFCON4, plus an "Emergency" level higher than DEFCON1 with two conditions: "Defense Emergency" and the highest, "Air Defense Emergency" ("Hot Box" and "Big Noise" for exercises).















DEFCON Defense Condition Warnings



HOW MUCH IS THE EARTH HEATING UP - As of early 2017, the Earth had warmed by roughly 2 degrees Fahrenheit (more than 1 degree Celsius) since 1880, when records began at a global scale. The number may sound low, but as an average over the surface of an entire planet, it is actually high, which explains why much of the world’s land ice is starting to melt and the oceans are rising at an accelerating pace. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, scientists say, the global warming could ultimately exceed 8 degrees Fahrenheit, which would undermine the planet’s capacity to support a large human population.





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