They never rest now do they?
Defense Secretary Panetta: Global Warming A National Security Threat, “Weighs Heavily” On Pentagon…
When I first picked up this story from America’s Watchtower, I thought that there must be more to this. But then, he is simply a political hack, so why not. Then I recalled an earlier post: U.S. Navy going Green– here are a few of the highlights to this insanity.
By 2020, the Navy must learn to get at least 50 percent of energy from alternative sources, and 50 percent of the military vessels will have to try hard to zero out- that is to spend no more energy than they can produce. In other words, the sailors themselves have expressed doubts as to how efficient the vessels will be after the replacement of traditional fuels with alternative ones.
The Navy has purchased 450,000 gallons of biofuel for about $16 a gallon, or about 4 times the price of its standard marine fuel, JP-5, which has been going for under $4 a gallon.
By 2015, U.S. ships must reduce oil consumption by 50 percent. So what do they do? Just sit in port?
If this is not enough to get your dander up try this
“She is creating a new department under Homeland Security called the Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force, which will be tasked with “identifying and assessing the impact that climate change could have on the missions and operations of the Department of Homeland Security.”
Now back to this idiotic story, the intent of course, is to finish off our military
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told an Environmental Defense Fund reception in Washington last night that the role of climate change in national security is one of the environmental considerations that “weigh heavily” on the Pentagon.
“Though we are looking at environmental issues, these days I’m a little more focused on the operations of a different kind of SEALs,” Panetta quipped.
“In the 21st Century, the reality is that there are environmental threats which constitute threats to our national security,” Panetta said. “For example, the area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security: rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”