Yesterday on these pages I asked, I think reasonably enough, whatever happened to “peak oil”?. Today, it’s time to revisit a much more important question. Whatever happened to the 2004 top secret pentagon report on Climate Change?

You know the one; it made a few, small, conservative predictions about the impacts of Climate Change:

A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.

The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.

‘Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,’ concludes the Pentagon analysis. ‘Once again, warfare would define human life.’

The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority.

It goes on to note that Climate Scientists were hopeful that predictions of doom would finally wake people up:

An imminent scenario of catastrophic climate change is ‘plausible and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately’, they conclude. As early as next year widespread flooding by a rise in sea levels will create major upheaval for millions.

Last week the Bush administration came under heavy fire from a large body of respected scientists who claimed that it cherry-picked science to suit its policy agenda and suppressed studies that it did not like. Jeremy Symons, a former whistleblower at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said that suppression of the report for four months was a further example of the White House trying to bury the threat of climate change.

Senior climatologists, however, believe that their verdicts could prove the catalyst in forcing Bush to accept climate change as a real and happening phenomenon. They also hope it will convince the United States to sign up to global treaties to reduce the rate of climatic change.

2020, they warned, would see “catastrophic” shortages of water and energy, and all-out war:

Already, according to Randall and Schwartz, the planet is carrying a higher population than it can sustain. By 2020 ‘catastrophic’ shortages of water and energy supply will become increasingly harder to overcome, plunging the planet into war. They warn that 8,200 years ago climatic conditions brought widespread crop failure, famine, disease and mass migration of populations that could soon be repeated.

There is more, and you should read the whole thing.

That report has everything you might expect from Climate Alarmism – it’s reporting a “top secret” Pentagon document, which is designed to make you think it’s more true than a bog standard report released to the public. It warns of every disaster known to man – wars, nuclear bombs, drought, pestilence, and an arctic climate. The seven plagues of Ireland, basically. It condemns deniers – like George W. Bush – for not believing it, and not acting on it.

In an era when we are being told that the “house is on fire”, the 2004 warning was on another level. It promised, basically, a mass extinction by 2020.

We have four months left, folks.

It is worth bearing these things in mind when you are being told that you are some form of nutter for not believing a young woman who tells you that the world will be irreparably changed in just 12 years time.