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Government’s Out-of-Step Agitprop on Global Warming
Posted By James Carafano On February 3, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In Security | Comments Disabled
Listening to Washington, you would never know that today’s hot topics include Climategate , Glaciergate , and an increasingly bitter debate about what we really know about our capacity to accurately forecast global climate change.
In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama asserted that there is “overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change.” The Director of National Intelligence and the Pentagon are following the President’s lead in Lemming-like fashion.
In his testimony to Congress, Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence,  stated, “We continue to assess that global climate change will have wide-ranging implications for US national security interests over the next 20 years because it will aggravate existing world problems—such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership, and weak political institutions—that threaten state stability.”
Meanwhile, the Pentagon has warmed up to climate change as well . “For the first time, Pentagon planners in 2010 will include climate change among the security threats identified in the Quadrennial Defense Review , the Congress-mandated report that updates Pentagon priorities every four years. In the review, Pentagon officials conclude that climate change will act as an “accelerant of instability and conflict,” ultimately placing a burden on civilian institutions and militaries around the world.” A five-minute NPR audio report can be found here .
The problem with all these dire warnings is that:
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 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/alaskan-glaciers100128.jpg
 Climategate: http://www.foundry.org/2009/12/01/climate-emails-have-rippling-effects/
 Glaciergate: http://www.foundry.org/2010/02/01/rapidly-melting-credibility/
 In his testimony to Congress, Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence,: http://www.politico.com/blogs/laurarozen/0210/DNI_forecasts_global_threats.html
 the Pentagon has warmed up to climate change as well: http://www.hsdl.org/hslog/?q=node/5348
 Quadrennial Defense Review : http://www.defense.gov/qdr/QDR%20as%20of%2026JAN10%200700.pdf
 here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121352495
 The reality is there is no way to forecast the impact of climate change on national security: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=3f2b716d-5164-4ae0-b1e8-036fc51bf106
 biggest national security threat of all: http://blog.heritage.org../2009/08/13/why-carafano-has-it-right-on-climate-change-part-ii/
 experts including Reagan’s Attorney General Ed Meese, would argue, undermines US sovereignty and security: http://www.heritage.org/research/internationalorganizations/lost.cfm
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