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Panetta: Climate change a national security threat

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posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:39 PM
Panetta: Climate change a national security threat
May 3, 2012 --

Leon Panetta, the U.S. Secretary of Defense has made a declaration.

He claims that global warming is a threat to national security !
(He was talking to a group of people from the Environmental Defense Fund)

I suppose global warming is a threat.

But many people are simply not convinced that the threat itself is genuine.

We have seen too many "experts" shout and yell only to be proven wrong later.
(and of course, they never ever return the money either !)

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared global warming a national security threat yesterday during a speech before an environmentalist group in Washington, D.C.

"The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security," Panetta told the Environmental Defense Fund last night. "Rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief."

But ....

The Defense Secretary must have missed Examiner Columnist Mona Charen's recent piece on how symbols of global warming aren't working out the way environmentalists predicted.

an "error" after the damage was done !

For instance, The United Nations climate change panel "admitted that the melting Himalayas prediction was not based on science but on a 1999 media interview given by one scientist," Charen observed. "They said they regretted the error. Now, a study in nature, based on satellite imagery, has shown that some melting of lower altitude glaciers is taking place but that higher glaciers have been adding ice."

With reference to the story of an apparently-marooned polar bear floating on an ice floe -- puzzling, as polar bears can swim for hundreds of miles -- Charen cited a new Canadian study showing that the polar bear population is on the rise.

"Oh, and the scientist for the Department of the Interior whose 2004 work on drowning polar bears inspired Al Gore and others has been placed on administrative leave for unspecified wrongdoing," she added.

Perhaps all the hot-air talk from the Obama politicians is a bigger cause of global warming !!

A lot of "intellectuals" have got rich from the global warming scare ...
The Money "warms" their hearts !!

the Global Warming Corruption is the problem !!

edit on May-03-2012 by xuenchen because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:46 PM
So does this mean that they're going to start classifying anybody who drives an SUV as a terrorist?

And anybody who denies climate change suddenly becomes a terrorist sympathizer or something?

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:50 PM
Well maybe he should make the planet go through a naked body scanner.

What about the national security threat of letting China, UAE,and the Saudis buy up all our best waterways and farm land?

Until SOMEONE does SOMETHING about THAT, I don't think they really know anything about national security except a bunch of smoke blown up my felt up and fed up by TSA butt.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:59 PM
Oh, FFS. The US military has been warning about and planning for this for over a decade.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:09 PM

does this mean that they're going to start classifying anybody who drives an SUV as a terrorist?

We can only hope!

Seriously it is going to cause chaos with more droughts and famines causing people to migrate and countries to fight over water. Several countries are already arguing over water (US, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Israel, etc)

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:15 PM
Seems like someone higher up wants to make a power grab at natural resources under the guise of defending the nation from global warming. Hasn't Obama already signed something to the effect of allowing him to control natural resources in the interest of national secturity/in the event of a national security incident?

Maybe a way to push "green technology" harder, even after the solyndra sham.

that's the thread regarding the set up to the natural resource power grab I mentioned.
edit on 5/3/2012 by MeesterB because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:18 PM

...during a speech before an environmentalist group in Washington, D.C.

You don't suppose it was just more soulless pandering, do you?

Seriously, one of these days we're going to have to get around to having a government that tells the truth, instead of this constant damn setting up of bogeymen to terrify the cowering masses with....

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:24 PM

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared global warming a national security threat yesterday during a speech before an environmentalist group in Washington, D.C.

Hahaha....The first line was like...Ok dude really? Did you just say global warming is a national security threat? Are you going to declare war on mother nature now? Good luck with that...Freaking morons I swear....How do these people get jobs with the Government?

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:25 PM
Perhaps you have too narrow of a concept of what constitutes "national security?"

As of right now, three-quarters of the US is in a draught situation, a continuation of last year. The crop yields are "iffy" at this time. Last year my state went through Hell with fires and many, many millions of trees that are still dying from the effects. Beef herds have been cut drastically and that shows up with the increased use of "pink slime, tough meat" and yet high prices. Many other states are suffering their own versions of the draught. Some of the most pressing problems is the lack of ground water. This translates into political unrest of various kinds within the effected nation and in relations with others.

The lack of sufficient food or water will drive any nation to the brink of war to get what it requires. We constantly see this with North Korea. Climate change is upon us. Political alliances can change overnight given enough citizens on the warpath because their lives have been seriously effected by nothing more than nature regardless of the causes of the changes.

I personally know nothing about what the system of HARRP is doing, but certainly you know that some people in other countries are blaming it for ruining their normal conditions of living, Allow a major government to take up that cause, true or not, but wanting a scapegoat for their people's misery, and you can see how things could get out of hand between governments. It is a government's and military's combined job to take a hard look at what is and made sage projections for what may come as a result. THAT is what national security is all about. And in my estimation, we ae seeing some of those projections being fleshed out for "just in case senarios...."

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:33 PM
Well Hoorah for that neocon Panetta!!!!!!!

The biggest polluters in the world are China and India what are they going to do goto war with them?

Yes Yes! Bombs are really easy to clean up!

Lets rain down some DU rounds to those who don't agree with the church of climatology.

This fits with the ops other thread drive and suv get a jadam up your tailpipe!

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:34 PM

President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources

Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

Fingers in pies my friend.

Of course he could just be pandering... that's very likely.
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posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:35 PM
If anyone wants to read the actual report, and not some highly opinionated interpretation of it, its here:

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:39 PM
Panneta himself is a serious threat to US security - but then the whole Gov is being run by Communists anyway>

Barack Hussein Obama, protégé of Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers, isn’t the only member of the current misadministration with communist ties. Look what Accuracy in Media has learned about current CIA director and Secretary of Defense nominee Leon Panetta:

The evidence shows that Panetta had a close and personal relationship with a member of the Communist Party by the name of Hugh DeLacy, whose record included meeting with communist espionage agents. Still more disturbing is the evidence they did not find:

[W]e find no evidence that the Panetta-DeLacy relationship was ever examined by the FBI or the Senate when Panetta was being considered and confirmed for the post of CIA Director. The major media have been even more derelict, content to cover the Panetta hearings for Secretary of Defense in a cursory manner and then turn their attention back to something that is easier and more fun to cover and which is sure to attract interest — [Anthony] Weiner.

Nestled in a political establishment that is friendly toward our communist enemies and shrieks “McCarthyism!!!” at anyone who isn’t, Panetta didn’t have to try very hard to keep the relationship from going public.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:39 PM
reply to post by stanguilles7

The point is it is not a National threat it is an International threat...But, hell we have so many bases around the world it might seem National to us...

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:42 PM
Panetta and the rest of the mentally handicapped elitist in DC are a.much larger threat to our security than global warming. These SOB's will use any excuse they can to further tighten down their grip on the citizens of America. So what does Panetta plan to do about this? Are we gonna see "Operation Cool Down" or something like that where the military patrols neighborhoods looking for "insurgents" that have to many light bulbs on or their A/c set too low?

These friggin idiots need to get a hobby.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:46 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Maybe it's more the other way round, National security methods by secret projects, (as in defense) are threatening the climate.. for us, and that climate change, (used to be AGW) is a big intelligence hoax. After all, geoengineering and defense methodology in certain areas have the same hallmark.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 08:08 PM
reply to post by KonquestAbySS

How does your comment even relate to mine?


posted on May, 3 2012 @ 08:12 PM
well it's nice to know the executive orders by obummer and the drivel that comes out of panettea's mouth amount to something you can wipe your ass with and no more.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 10:56 PM
Ted Turner should slaughter all his cattle in Montana.

All joking aside, these people will stop at nothing to get a global tax on anything they can get away with. They are some serious Globalist One Worlders.

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:57 AM
reply to post by stanguilles7

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 – Climate and environmental change are emerging as national security threats that weigh heavily in the Pentagon’s new strategy

That is from the link you posted..It still says national security...Which it is not. It is a GLOBAL International threat if it involves climate change...Has nothing to do with the U.S. specifically..Panetta is an idiot...Not trying to down grade your post either...I'm just stating what it says...No confusion between us hopefully...

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