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How to cripple an army. Fight the wrong war. Obama orders military to prioritize climate change

Posted By Joanne Nova On March 30, 2016 @ 2:11 am In Global Warming | Comments Disabled

Looking back to Feb 7th, check that vision:

Obama orders military to prioritize climate change

Because guns should be carbon neutral right?

When we kill people we still care about the footprint.

[Washington Post]

The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies.

A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.”

Yes, previously the Armed Forces only had to be resilient across a 90 degree range. Now it could be 91.

The answer is a new layer of bureaucrats (it’s always a new layer of bureaucrats):

It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.

Perhaps bureaucrats make a better layer of insulation.

Though not all military types were enthused:

Dakota Wood, a retired Marine Corps officer and U.S. Central Command planner, said the Pentagon is introducing climate change, right down to military tactics level.

Is this taking “climate change” just a tad too far…

“The climate does change over great periods of time, typically measured in millennia, though sometimes in centuries,” he said. “But the document mentions accounting for such down to the level of changes in ‘tactics, techniques and procedures’ as if reviewing how a squad conducts a patrol should be accorded the same level of importance and attention as determining whether the naval base at Norfolk, Virginia, might have to be relocated as sea levels rise over the next 100 years.”

Should recon patrols: a/ use the shortest path, b/ buy local food   or c/ wait for public transport?

Send in the electric tanks I say.

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h/t David

 

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