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  • Why "is the Pentagon hyping climate change?"

    Why does the Dept. of Defense continuously lie about climate change?
    Energy And Environment
    Is the Pentagon hyping climate change?
    Here, take a look.




    Let’s face it: Climate change can be a murky thing, hard to see and touch in the here and now. Except for some melting icecaps and vanishing species, it’s more future threat than current crisis.

    So when the folks at the Pentagon went looking for photos to illustrate how global warming is “already beginning” to affect their 7,000 facilities, they must have been thrilled to discover an alarming image (above, far right) of a four-story building that collapsed when the permafrost melted right out from under it on a military base in Alaska.

    There’s just one problem with that photo, which appears on the cover of the “adaptation roadmap” the Pentagon issued last fall: The building is not on a military base. It’s not even in Alaska.

    It’s in Russia.

    Moreover, the collapse of the building, a block of flats above the Arctic Circle in Russia’s eastern reaches, had nothing to do with climate change, according to the photographer, Vladimir E. Romanovsky, a geophysicist at the Permafrost Laboratory at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. “It’s not global warming; it’s bad maintenance,” Romanovsky said in a telephone interview. “For the whole winter, there was hot water leaking in the basement.”

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    [T]he photo isn’t the only instance of Pentagon climate hype.

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    [Acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, John] Conger, the who regularly discusses climate change with the press and in other public forums, often mentions that sea-level rise has forced Cape Canaveral Air Force Base to move its launch pads a quarter-mile inland so “they wouldn’t flood anymore.”

    But that’s not true, said officials with both the Air Force, which manages one set of launch pads, and NASA, which manages another.

    While Cape Canaveral has been battling beach erosion due to stronger storms, its launch pads have never flooded. And while there is a revised development plan for the cape that involves building future launch pads farther back from the sea – an “adaptation strategy for assured national access to space,” as one presentation put it – those launch pads have yet to be built.

    [...]

    Finally, we come to the example that set this whole line of inquiry in motion: Conger’s assertion that two military bases are running out of water.

    [...]

    Presented with these facts, Conger argued that the “water thing” was not an exaggeration on his part. “This is actually a real issue,” he said. “Whether this is climate change or just climate, it’s fair to say we’re newly sensitized to some of these problems because of the focus on climate change” in Washington.

    [...]

    “[O]verhyping is just as bad as ignoring or denying,” [director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University, David] Titley said. “This is a challenge, not necessarily a crisis.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e...41422652227132
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    It's part of the Pentagon's war against the US economy.
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    They are just following Dear Leader Chairman Maobama's orders.
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    They aren't lying. They are just ignorant of the science.
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    They aren't lying. The Washington Post is lying.
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    The fight against climate change is so important that lying is justified.
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    They can't or won't conjugate verbs.
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    It's a good way to bulk up their budget.
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    97.3% of scientists said something or other about climate change.
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  • #2
    Maybe they except something that you do not!
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      This article is false. All the Pentagon cares about is SHARP, EO, and gutting the infantry.

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      • #4
        Because their funding comes from an administration that believes in climate change, and to fail to support that leads to punitive budget measures by Muhammed Obama.

        You need to find another subject, Doc. You're a one-trick pony right now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
          Maybe they except something that you do not!
          Because they love Grizzly bears and Caribou??
          The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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          • #6
            Last month's USNI Proceedings magazine had an article on going green in the US Navy and the author was anything but kind to the effort. Basically he slammed the administration and DoD for pushing a political agenda, a very expensive political agenda that was hurting naval readiness.

            I don't think that it is the military that wants or even thinks about environmental issues. It comes from the political side of the house. In this case, the Obama administration who is clearly in line with the radical Left of Environmentalism.

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            • #7
              Why isn't this in the stickied Politics and Environmentalism thread?
              Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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