Accession Number:

ADA526848

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. March 2009

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Switzerland and Italy are cooperating in redrawing their national borders in the Matterhorn mountain area, due to melting Alpine glaciers that previously set the border lines. The new proposal considers the rocks rather than glaciers as border criteria. The Swiss-Italian border change will not affect any inhabited area. Franco Narducci, of Italys opposition Democratic Party, who is preparing the bill for redefining the frontier, said that similar negotiations will be proposed to France and Austria. Redrawing these borders creates a precedent with implications for other effects of climate change in other regions such as the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and the Low-lying Island States.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Geography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE