What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 8, 2009

But I Thought Global Warming Was A Hoax

Take a look at this:
The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.

Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate change.
But maybe they're just answering the questions posted to it by the deluded-by-Al Gore Obama administration. But if that's the case, then how do you explain this from later in the same article?
The National Intelligence Council, which produces government-wide intelligence analyses, finished the first assessment of the national security implications of climate change just last year.

It concluded that climate change by itself would have significant geopolitical impacts around the world and would contribute to a host of problems, including poverty, environmental degradation and the weakening of national governments.[emphasis added]
But The Tribune Review editorial board (and many others living in Wingnuttia) say it's all a hoax. If that's the case then why did the Bush Defense Department waste all that money (money it should have been using to fight the war on the evil-doing terrrists) on the report?

Waiting for an answer, wingnuts.


graphicconception said...

Whether it is a hoax or not does not really matter here. The fact is that there is money to be made from Global Warming and this is a bid by the military and the intelligence communities to get some.

the Other Ken said...

I know of very few people who think that "Gobal Warming" is a hoax. It seems pretty obvious that we've been in a general warming trend since the mini ice age of the middle ages ended. What many of us DO believe is a hoax is the contention that human activity is a primary factor in the warming and that destroying western economies to enrich the political elite somehow is a solution.