In 2014, Barack Obama told the graduating cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point “That spirit of cooperation, needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change–a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform…” That theme has run through every speech he has given at military academies.
Earlier this year, the Washington Times reported that the Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.”
This is what is happening so far/
The US Navy is the first military branch to request climate change reporting from vendors. They will start requesting that big vendors report their output of climate-changing greenhouse gases and work to lower it.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the move at a Silicon Valley conference on tech, government and climate change, noting that the Navy is facing rising ocean levels and a surge of interest as ice melts in the Arctic.
The U.S. military has characterized climate change as a threat to national security since at least 2014, saying drought and other natural disasters can foster instability, conflict and extremism.
The move seeks to leverage the Navy’s $170 billion budget to encourage contractors to cut their overall output of climate-changing carbon, abc left-wing news reports.
The Washington Times reported that the U.S. Army on Thursday pledged to honor “Earth Day” by “reasserting its pledge to address the implications of climate change and assess associated risks to national security.” In a special message to soldiers, the Army, which faces deep cuts in the ranks of active duty soldiers, said it is focused on “the role the land plays in ensuring the Army remains ready and resilient.”
The US Air Force says they are running out of bombs to fight ISIS but the Air Force has time and money to experiment with running jets on biofuels that use wood waste and algae and less petroleum. In Afghanistan, patrols now carry eco-friendly solar blankets and LED lamps.
About 70% of Marine aircraft can’t fly. Jennifer Griffin, a reporter for Fox News, and Pentagon Chief for Fox, Lucas Tomlinson, found that the vast majority of Marine Corps aircraft can’t fly. Budget cuts preclude the purchase of the parts needed to fix an aging fleet. Only 30% are ready to fly, aircraft are being pushed to their limits and maintenance have been forced to cannibalize museum aircraft or use hand-me-downs from the Army and Navy. They are however taking the lead in clean energy.
CO2 is .036% of the atmosphere and man contributes about 3.75% to it. We do not know if CO2 is the problem. Yet, we will destroy our economy and endanger our safety for the global warming cult.
Today’s atmosphere concentration of CO2 is .036 percent, up from .028 percent during pre-industrialized society.
While the atmosphere has warmed about one degree Fahrenheit over the last century, climate change patterns may be more strongly associated with solar variations than with atmospheric changes in CO2.
Only about 3.75% [15 ppm] of the CO2 in the lower atmosphere is man-made from the burning of fossil fuels, and thus, the vast remainder of the 400 ppm atmospheric CO2 is from land-use changes and natural sources such as ocean outgassing and plant respiration, an EPA paper reported.
Even though it’s a small amount, we have to reduce it to nothing no matter what it costs. Our leaders won’t pay for it.
For this, we are transforming our military into a useless global warming fighting machine.