Pentagon Pushes Climate Hysteria to Justify Globalism, Waste

The New American
by Alex Newman


After being ridiculed for squandering taxpayer funds on a 2003 “climate” report that, despite being widely hyped in the establishment press, got literally everything wrong, Obama’s cadres of “global-warming” alarmists at the Pentagon are at it again. In a report released this week, Obama’s Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel parroted a wide range of discredited talking points about “climate change,” with the Defense Department vowing to spend even more public and borrowed wealth to integrate dubious theories on “global warming” into all aspects of the military. The U.S. armed forces will also increasingly be used to prop up anti-American regimes and globalism under the guise of battling “climate change.”

The Pentagon document, dubbed the “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” was unveiled this week at a conference of defense ministers from across the Americas gathered in Peru. Aside from cozying up to dangerous anti-American regimes — including some run by actual communist mass-murderers — Secretary Hagel spent much of his time sounding the alarm about alleged global warming. “Climate change is a ‘threat multiplier’ because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we already confront today — from infectious disease to armed insurgencies,” he said. It was not clear how alleged “climate change” would contribute to armed insurgencies or infectious diseases.

Hagel, though, told the assembled defense ministers that climate change would give the debt-laden U.S. government more opportunities to fund, and collaborate with, Latin American regimes, the overwhelming majority of which are dominated by the Foro de São Paulo — a radical anti-American network of communists, terrorists, socialists, and others created by Fidel Castro, the Sandinistas, Marxist narco-terrorist groups, and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva. Obama’s defense chief also boasted of how the U.S. military was joining with socialist regimes in the region to “execute peace support operations.”

Among other important news, Hagel announced a “strengthened partnership” with the regime ruling El Salvador on climate and military matters. Earlier this year, FSP operative and Castro lackey Salvador Sánchez Cerén — an actual communist mass-murderer also backed by Obama and funded by U.S. taxpayers — recently won what critics said was a “rigged” election with help from the Council on Foreign Relations and some of the most vicious criminal gangs in the hemisphere. The regime in El Salvador was one of four chosen by the Obama administration for the “Partnership for Growth,” which includes, among other benefits, even greater levels of foreign aid than typically showered on Third World governments.    

About halfway into his speech to representatives of the 34 governments and regimes at the Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas, Hagel announced the new Pentagon report on “climate change.” “This road map shows how we are identifying — with tangible and specific metrics, and using the best available science — the effects of climate change on the department’s missions and responsibilities,” he told them. “Drawing on these assessments, we will integrate climate change considerations into our planning, operations, and training.”

Indeed, the actual report makes that abundantly clear as well — “climate” will be the new catch-all excuse for the Obama administration to justify any unconstitutional machinations, squandering of taxpayer funds, and abuses of America’s military. “The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities,” Hagel writes in an introduction to the new climate report. “While scientists are converging toward consensus on future climate projections, uncertainty remains. But this cannot be an excuse for delaying action.”

Ironically, one of Obama’s own senior scientists recently exposed the “consensus” deception in the Wall Street Journal. “We often hear that there is a ‘scientific consensus’ about climate change. But as far as the computer models go, there isn’t a useful consensus at the level of detail relevant to assessing human influences,” explained Steven Koonin, who served as undersecretary for science in the Energy Department during Obama’s first term and now works as director of New York University’s Center for Urban Science. “Today’s best estimate of the sensitivity (between 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit and 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit) is no different, and no more certain, than it was 30 years ago.”  

However, Hagel apparently never got the memo, sounding like Al Gore with his discredited prophecies of doom and gloom set to wreak havoc on the Earth because of man’s carbon sins. “Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict,” he claimed, despite the fact that the observable evidence contradicts virtually every element of his hysteria. “They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe.” Incredibly, Hagel even cited “rapidly melting sea ice” — even though nobody, even the most deranged and dedicated warmists, disputes the fact that sea ice is actually at the highest levels since records began right now.

Part of the reason for the blatant fact errors and deception may be explainable — garbage in, garbage out. The dubious Pentagon report cites the Obama administration’s widely ridiculed and thoroughly discredited “National Climate Assessment.” That document was debunked point by point — including the underlying assumptions — by multiple independent scientists within weeks of being released. Apparently Hagel never got the memo on that either, though, since he seems to be unaware of even the most basic facts such as the record-high levels of sea ice.

Of course, beyond that, there has been no warming for 18 years and counting, contradicting every single “climate model” and discrediting theories linking man’s relatively insignificant emissions of “the gas of life” (CO2) to alleged rising temperatures. Virtually every falsifiable prediction of the warmists has proven to be incorrect. Record high levels of sea ice cover have also become a major embarrassment to global warmists, who have been reduced to pathetically calling their critics names while demanding they be jailed, re-educated, or even executed for thought crimes and relying on the scientific method instead of their dogma.

As the Pentagon report makes clear, one key purpose of the climate alarmism will be to advance globalism and unconstitutional schemes. “We must also work with other nations to share tools for assessing and managing climate change impacts, and help build their capacity to respond,” the report says. “Climate change is a global problem. Its impacts do not respect national borders. No nation can deal with it alone. We must work together, building joint capabilities to deal with these emerging threats.”

Even in the “Homeland,” the Obama administration seems to believe that the crumbling and widely ridiculed global-warming theories will help advance its anti-constitutional agenda. “We are also collaborating with relevant partners on climate change challenges,” the report continues. “Domestically, this means working across our federal and local agencies and institutions to develop a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach to a challenge that reaches across traditional portfolios and jurisdictions.” The DOD will also “support” other agencies such as FEMA and USAID when it comes to climate alarmism.

This year, the House of Representatives voted to cut off funding for climate alarmism at the Pentagon in the 2015 appropriations bill. The latest DOD hysteria about “warming” and its alleged “national security” implications, then, may be an effort to get the climate ball rolling before squandering taxpayer money on global-warming hysteria officially becomes illegal. As it stands, no funding in the 2015 budget may be used by the Pentagon to deal with bogus global warming theories.

“None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation’s Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866,” states the amendment, which passed overwhelmingly with a handful of Democrat votes.  

The latest Pentagon report may also be an attempt to get the focus off of the DOD’s previous climate report, commissioned in 2003 under the guise of forecasting what global warming might bring by 2013. According to that outlandish 2003 document, California should be flooded with inland seas, parts of the Netherlands should be “unlivable,” polar ice should be all but gone in the summers, and temperatures should be surging. Mass increases in hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters, meanwhile, were supposed to be wreaking havoc across the globe. All of that would supposedly spark resource wars and all sorts of other horrors. Except none of it happened.

As with the latest report and each UN claim, the establishment press hysterically trumpeted the DOD warnings — the initial scheme to link global warming with national security. Yet, when every single one was proven wrong, the press failed to point out a decade later that every single prediction was incorrect and taxpayers had been fleeced. The evidence suggests the latest Pentagon report will serve the same purposes: Drum up hysteria to justify a wide range of abuses against taxpayers, the military, science, and humanity as a whole.

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