According to your textbook, "Threats to global life systems such as global warming, ozone depletion, and the loss of tropical forests and marine habitats are just as important to the future of humankind as the threat of nuclear catastrophe." Is global environmental degradation a security issue with consequences as far-reaching as those entailed by the traditional concept of national security? Why, or why not? As you discuss this issue, please support your arguments with information you have found in your course readings as well as from sources other than your textbook. Please do not use Wikipedia, as this is not a peer reviewed source of information, and while some items are very useful and convey correct information, others are not. Whatever sources you use, please cite them.