Climate Change no longer designated a “National Security Threat”
It appears that the Trump Administration may be doling out even more policy goodness this Christmas season.
A few short weeks ago it was being reported that the 2,400-page National Defense Authorization Act that Congress sent to President Trump contained language that contradicted his views on what constituted a national security threat.
…Changing climate is a “direct threat” to U.S. national security, endangering 128 military bases with sea rise and global destabilization that could fuel terror groups, according to the NDAA, which is a bipartisan compromise struck by the House and Senate.
The bill orders a Pentagon report on the top 10 at-risk bases and what should be done to protect them.
Trump, who has described himself as a climate change skeptic, indicated he will sign the $700 billion policy bill, calling it an historic boost for the military that “could not come at a better time for our nation.” The provision is one among hundreds that offer defense reforms as well as more aircraft, ships and troops.
However, Fox News contributor/senior editor at The Federalist Mollie Hemingway is now reporting that White House is reversing course and will eliminate climate change from a list of national security threats.
The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft.
“Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests. Given future global energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.”
This matches President Trump’s vision, sometimes shared using his trademark hyperbole, that the United States needs to emphasize national security and economic growth over climate change.
As this change occurs, 14,000 troops are in Japan as North Korea continues to threaten war with the west…to address a real national security threat.
The pride of the US Navy the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has arrived outside Okinawa with fearsome guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin.
A staggering 14,000 troops will take part in the exercises as the White House ordered flexing of US military might in the region.
US Navy F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets from the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) are expected to be involved.
Marines and naval officers will take part in firing tests, fly overs and mock battles in a bid to ensure they are each ready for conflict with the North.
Highly trained maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadron will spend ten days in the area, in an action which is likely to provoke North Korea.
As a reminder, China has built several refugee camps along its border with North Korea. Paired with this development, it appears that not only are security threats being listed, they are also being addressed instead of being kicked like a can down the road of history.
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Climate change IS a national security threat. The problem is that we do not know what kind of change will occur, what global effects it will have and what we will need to do to address any threats to the US by these changes.
Droughts can cause forced migration and even wars. Excessive periods of freezing temperatures can decrease crop yields leading to similar results. All of these things are potential national security threats. The problem is that we have no way of determining what type of changes will occur. So, there is little that can be done to address them, until they occur.
I’m pretty sure the Navy Seals can handle a group of washed-up ocean seals.
Climate change is a threat to our national security because it’s adherents are Marxists who have hijacked honest environmental concerns in order to handicap America by limiting energy output and consumption.
The correct answer to every question is: I would travel back in time to strangle Marx in his crib
“The problem us that… so we can do little to address them before they occur”
And doing nothing may be better anyway. I’m serious. My study of history indicates that Diplomacy is the greatest cause of War.
Ironic, until you remember that the definition of a liberal is someone who will stop to help you change your tire and wind up setting your engine on fire.
So it follows that if we actually knew what changes were going to occur, and we handed that information over to a preventive task force, they would likely bring on Armageddon. By accident.
None of the conflicts currently going on are caused by Mann Made Global Warming ™. Oh sure Democrats are singing from the rafters about Syria being climate driven BUT Syria was caused by their failed policies, not some fucking aye-rab fleeing their home because the temperature has increased about .251 degree over the last century!
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