The U.S. military believes that climate change, national security, and the nation\u2019s economy are \u201cinextricably linked,\u201d according to July 30 testimony at the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. \u201cThe future financial crisis will make this one look like the \u2018good old days,\u2019\u201d said vice admiral Dennis McGinn. He referred to the effect global warming is taking on an Earth-wide level--with natural catastrophes as well as a lessening supply of resources, leading to economic devastation. \u201cThe real national security threats\u201d include running out of water in China, and losing glaciers around the world due to global warming, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said. While one senator said the answer to any national security threat encompassing energy policy is to build more nuclear power plants, the majority of the committee appeared to believe that more reliance on domestic energy, as well as backing off greenhouse gas emissions, serves the nation\u2019s security. A cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gas emissions, however, could be hijacked by criminal forces, said Senator John Barrasso (R-WY). In a concern not considered by the committee in prior sessions, Barrasso said that creating a new market for greenhouse gasses could be used by infiltrators, according to the worldwide security organization, Interpol. Barrasso said that \u201ccriminal organizations\u201d could raise funds through a cap-and-trade market and intimated those organizations would use funds to undermine U.S. security.