2007 Scorecard Vote
As a blue-ribbon panel of retired generals and admirals recently acknowledged, global warming is likely to have major implications for national security. Shifting precipitation patterns and drought, for instance, may increase famine and competition for fresh water, while rising sea levels and increased hurricane intensity could create large numbers of refugees.
H.R. 2082, the Intelligence authorization bill, called for a National Intelligence Estimate on the security implications of climate change. The estimate would examine the political, social, economic and agricultural consequences of global warming over the next three decades. Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) offered an amendment to strike this provision from the bill. On May 11, 2007, the House rejected the amendment by a 185-230 vote (House roll call vote 337). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.