BREAKING: Trump to remove ‘climate change’ as a national security threat

 

This is encouraging news:

The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft.

“Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests. Given future global energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.”

President Obama made climate change, and the burdensome regulations that accompany its focus, a primary focus of his administration, including in his National Security Strategy released in 2015. “[W]e are working toward an ambitious new global climate change agreement to shape standards for prevention, preparedness, and response over the next decade,” that report said.

“In some ways, [climate change] is akin to the problem of terrorism and ISIL,” Obama said at climate talks in Paris in 2015. During a weekly address, Obama said “Today, there is no greater threat to our planet than climate change.”

In September 2016, President Obama released a memorandum requiring federal agencies to consider the effects of climate change in the development of national security-related doctrine, policies, and plans. All of this alarmed critics concerned with more pressing security risks.


Buh-bye!

Read more at The Federalist

UPDATE: This is what the National Security Strategy said in 2010, when “climate change” first appeared in it. It was mentioned 28 times in the document.

nss-2010-climate

Source: http://nssarchive.us/NSSR/2010.pdf

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Gary Hagland

Finally, sanity prevails. This announcement is more than welcome.

Norinos

Trump is just dismantling Obama’s agenda. I love it!

Rational Db8

Yep! Good riddance to bad garbage. When first elected Trump declared that all agencies would have to eliminate two regulations for every new one put in place. An article a little while back said the actual count was running more like 16 eliminated for every one added – and this is a VERY good turn of events!!! That, and Congress and Trump have eliminated a bunch of other Obama regs that were pushed through last minute in Obama’s last year also. May this trend continue!!!

Mark Matis

Actually, Rational Db8, the count the other day was 22 eliminated for each added:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/14/politics/trump-deregulation-in-gifs/index.html

Of course, to the Communist News Network, that clearly was something evil…

Veronica

Thank God, we have the leader of the Free World(AMERICA) w/ common sense…Thank you very much, President Trump..you are so on the right side!

“Climate Change”,animal rights,gay/lesbo/transvestite rights,wealthy, vs. middle income, vs. “poor” and every sub group and absurd cause are nothing more than vehicles for the Demo-marxist to use in attempts to divide the citizens against each other and subjugate the whole of the country.

USA already has an income tax law, which is not being followed.

Look it up…
“exempt income means any income” (use quotes)
“income that is not considered tax exempt”
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Michael

That’s probably all it really is for you. The country could go to hell and you’d be happy because it undid something Obama did. I guess that’s why Republicans are known as fake patriots as well.

Farfull Bullwater III

Michael, Republicans are known as “fake patriots” only to your own fetid self. Yes, it is gratifying to see President Trump (how I love the sound of that!) meticulously and methodically eliminating every trace of that despicable Marxist traitor’s so-called “legacy.” The Democrats might learn something by this; namely never to elect an anti-American, race-baiting ideologue to stick a finger in the eye of real Americans. But I doubt it. The Democrats are the modern face of communism. Bring back the HUAC!

Amen! I’m loving it too! There will be nothing left of the Worst President Ever! Merry Christmas!!!

Richard

…and making America Great Again ! Just as he promised….

Shinku

Michael it’s only going to hell for you.

Resourceguy

+100

EW3

“sanity prevails”

And still the statists say President Trump is crazy.

Had conversation with a psychologist friend of mine a few years ago.
Asked him what effect it would have on the mind of children under the age
of 18 if all their teachers told them the sky was green.
Of course he had no answer. But he’s a statist.

wws

Well you know that opposing the Establishment is by definition, Crazy. The Establishment says so.

Dave Fair

Without a concerted and sustained effort, the Deep State will continue to prevail, wws.

The swamp (Repuubs/Dems) protects,promotes, encourages big government. The Northeast colleges have degrees for people, who have neither the creativity or adequate intelligence needed for the real world, to become denizens of the swamp.

Freeland_Dave

WWS

Sorry but I don’t determine a person’s sanity by what someone else says. I do it based on the personal observations I have made, not the observations that someone else has made.

Richard

Only the far left MSM says Trump is crazy….But then again,they still have Hillary.. UP BY 10!

When the economy soars and people in Detroit and Cleveland are going back to work, Trump and his party will easily be reelected. Hilary and Obama tried to kill the American economy with their anti business polices, never in history has the middle class had the degree of suffering. Trump may go down as loud and obnoxious but his policies are fantastic for the USA…Finally!

Biased, Politically motivated Liberal Scum who have no right to diagnose Trump have said that. The frauds should lose the licenses. But that is the evil of Liberalism.

Greg

Thank You President Trump! Now if you could do something about the Bird Killing Windmills that are as dumb as the electric wind-up golf cart cars. Or maybe just cut any government funding for them. Please do not spend my tax-dollars on that crap. If they are such a good idea let the liberals invest their own money on them.

DaveW

Also the fact that each windmill can cost well over a million dollars and the ones near where I live cost $1.37 million each and require $20,000 plus in maintenance every 2 years! It takes them over 137 years to pay for themselves in terms of the electricity they generate. Only a lib would back such folly!

Gary

Big Amen!!! I hate those bird killing ugly windmills that can never justify a cost benefit. They are just corporate welfare for Obama cronies. Time for America and it’s citizens to grow up.

Greg. All we would have to do is have the Gov’t dis-continue subsidizes for this idiotic program and it would die a quick, not slow, death

Pilot Dave

Bird killers ? Those were the old fast moving… all have been redesigned…. Return on investment of 137 years ? Where did you get that number ? Lots of things go into that calculation, biggest one, how far does the power have to be transferred to be used ? Some times it is a negative ROI, not always – http://www.renewablesfirst.co.uk/windpower/windpower-learning-centre/what-would-the-return-on-investment-be-from-a-farm-wind-turbine-2/

If renewable energy is such a silver bullet, let the market decide. Keep the tax payer’s taxes out of subsidies of nice sounding utopian ideas. Then, the concept will live or die on its own merits. Obama did the “investment” approach with Solyndra and numerous other renewable energy gambits, and everyone of them failed…government forced outcomes never work…costing the taxpayers billions. He advertised this as investing in renewable energy, but it was really a payback for several big donors (check the all the key names involved) to his campaigns. Renewable energy was only a vehicle not a solution to a problem.

Summer is stifling in the swamp, I suggest Trump write an executive order outlawing AC in All government buildings except the White House. It used to be that Washington nearly closed down in the summer months due to this blessing.

Freeland_Dave

Pilot Dave
Sadly it seems that at times many Conservatives act like liberals and comment without knowing the facts or accepting the facts from the fake news media. While not the most financially efficient way to generate electrical power, somewhat like solar power, the wind powered generators do have their place in the overall scope of providing electrical power. Some of our conservative friends however seem to have bought into the panic and fear mongering ‘facts’ and tactics and thus spew out statements that have no basis in real fact. Per the comic strip Pogo, “I has seed da enemy an day is us.”

timg56

Greg,

You can over do the bird killing angle. The utility I work for owns the second largest amount of wind generation in the country. Avian fatalities average under 10 a year.

If you want to argue about need for renewable or cost per kWh, find. Just be careful about false claims.

There are good to be put everywhere except off the coast of Nantucket. Can’t mess with the view of the Kennedy’s you know! Hypocrite scumbags!

Thorium energy is the answer to most of our problems. I have been following YouTube on video’s on thorium this four minute video will get you started Thorium Energy in 4 Minutes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6BXvw6mxtw) They have hours of video’s that cover how it been pass over. It is political and corporations lining their pockets. The whole world would not need oil or coal for energy. I have to get off my soap box basically we are being scam by out leaders.

For eight years, a country wondering aimlessly in the wilderness, kneeling and kowtowing to the whims of petty dictators, Arab Kings and the Socialists of the world. Now we have an adult in charge. America first, everyone else second, a great country again…

Chris

Trump kneels to Putin far more than Obama knelt to any foreign leaders. The rest of the world is laughing at the US for our foolishness in electing him. Get a passport and go see for yourself.

johchi7

Chris. You are delusional at best and a parrot of MSM hype. We’ve all seen where Obama bowed to other countries leaders as if he was not their equal and they were superior. We have Obama’s open mic comments where he said that after he was reelected they (he and Putin) would have more time to talk. We also have Secretary of State Clinton’s reset button kowtowing to Putin’s regime. Obama’s “Apologies Tour” made the USA the laughing stock and you cannot seriously think that gave us a great standing in the world. World leaders need to talk to eachother or at lease get along to some degrees on issues. With Candidate Trump saying Putin was a great leader is not saying they are “in bed together” as the leftist media painted that image. Trump was saying Putin was looking after Russian interests that is what all countries leaders should be doing…as Trump said during his campaign and as President. And I expect you to use your twisted logic to not understand this. That is how hatred blinds people from processing opposing information through irrationality. That applies to AGW and CC too.

AndyG55

ROFLMAO,

You have a strange far-left imagination, Chris.

Trump and Putin actually respect each other, and will be able to work well together to bring down the leftist globalist push. (try not to cry as the agenda is slowly destroyed, Chris)

Obama was the one that Putin thought of as a weak insignificant little do-nothing loudmouth joke..

ClimateOtter

Chrissy~ take your sour grapes elsewhere. We’re WINNING.

ESP

8 years “in our face”, but decades in semi shadows before obama.

That “Chris” fella—is the lack of reality that pours from our schools today. No offense Chris. We just went to different schools. One was freedom, the other one rules.

Tom

Bingo!!!!

Jason h

This is why the lies that promoted AGW matter. Obama et al were intending to ruin our economy based on what everyone knows is a lie.

Every AGW prediction has happened. Yet still they persist. And, people believe them

Opps, that should have been every agw claim hasn’t happened

Lee

Sanity? Nice try.

Kev Connell

“SIR DONALD TRUMP” IS THE BEST THING FOR OUR COUNTRY SINCE BAKED BREAD!
THANK YOU LORD FOR HIS CREATION!!

Bye bye Liberals…..suck up our dust! Merry Christmas to all Americans.

Paolo

Liberalism, the DemocRAT party, and the media should be named national security threats along with communism, Islam, illegal immigration, MS-13 and Obamic terrorism.

funksoul6

Amen to that. It is all communist based and is the gravest threat to the US than has ever truly existed.

gary

Named or not, a rapidly growing number of voting citizens are recognizing the toxicity of them.
They are showing it every day now.

Mike

Soooo right my friend. And their socialist agenda. That is the biggest threat to the security of the U.S. and hence the world. Spend the country into oblivion and our country cannot help itself let alone any other country in the world. We will no longer be the world’s police force. The world devolves into chaos and war. Because stupid demon-crats and their dumb-o-crat followers.

Michael

Talk straight from a page of the Nazi Party.

Amen

faye dolan

All “global warming” (now “climate change”) is, is a sucker scam to eventually collect a worldwide carbon tax from everyone, effectively eliminating our right to decide anything about our lives. Things like air conditioning, the ability to keep our homes at a comfortable temperature, what cars we drive, and on and on will be gone. It is a globalist scheme to further take rights away from public citizens, and get rich in the meantime for those at the top of the globalist pyramid. People need to read more and not believe the swill that is now taught for truth in the schools and in the media.

Barrybininhalin

Agreed.

Climate change, sure.

Richard

Absolutely agree…..also, nice having a POTUS again that does not grovel at the feet of Middle East Royalty!

Blarg

Amen!

Frank Detrixhe

OK to still say Amen in the USA?

Richard

Yes! Now that Hillary is rapidly becoming only a bad memory!

Finally bravo Mr. Trump! Too bad up here in Canada we are paying 5% for a carbon tax .. plus another 5% increase next year! LOL What a complete Joke… Climate Change??!!? Just another TAX … for the brain washed People LOL …

If anyone is interested in where obama got this insane notion about climate change and national threat it come from the fact that the continent of Africa suffers with the ever increasing lack of fresh clean drinking water, supposedly from climate change. But, instead of attacking the suffering head on this idiot attempted to change the course of an entire nation to combat the problem. Exactly the reason why the founding fathers prohibited a foreign national from becoming president.

Roger Bournival

So much for all the extra busy work for the Federal bureaucracy!

markl

Still eating that elephant!

Tom Halla

Good news.

have any of you wondered want line of business some of these retired military officers get into? a few years ago I noticed that lots of gov’t money can be handed out to the companies these guys work for. most of the services would be in the nature of moving “aid” to areas through out the world which “may” be affected by some/any/kind-a-sort-a man made world event.

Lee

Ike warned us of the Military-Industrial complex. Few listened.

Dave Fair

What of his “Academic Industrial Complex,” Lee?

What, in your mind, do retired military officers have to do with the globalist tyrants deceitful efforts to steal our money and take away our freedom?

The climate change vampire just took a stake to the heart. Three cheers!

rbabcock

But like a zombie.. it may come back out of the grave.

John F. Hultquist

All government offices** have had filing cabinets, and now digital files, where bad ideas go to wait.

**Climate research center data files seem to be an exception.

Andy Pattullo

Zombies… don’t they eat human brains? Is that a potential explanation for some of the consensorati publications?

It’s worse than horrible…

Alternatively, Climate Change is like a Christmas pantomime and the evil witch has just appeared again on stage, cue ritual response from the audience.

1saveenergy

Oh no it isn’t !!!

Keitho

@1saveenergy

Oh yes it is !! Look behind you!

J

No, fight and reverse the EPA endangerment finding.
That would drive the stake. Without reversal, it is too easy for a future president to so and revive the whole beast.

This is what Sessions at Justice should be working on.

Wharfplank

Sanity and humanity!

Wharfplank

Agree.

JohnS

CO2 is not a pollutant. Reverse that unilateral EPA decision and they have no authority to regulate it in any way.

Mickey Reno

By all means, we should reverse the endangerment finding, for sure. But THEN also we need to withdraw the USA from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). That would also functionally withdraw the USA from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well. That would do much more to drive some nails into the coffin of publicly funded indoctrination in CO2-based climate change hysteria. It might keep all teat-sucking, trough-slurping zombie vampires from rising from the grave, at least for a little while.

mike

This announcement buys us 3-7 yrs to put a stake through it. Until we reduce the power and corruption of the federal beasts, CAGW authoritarianism is an election away…

So when are they going to “offer” Gavin Schmidt early retirement?

michael hart

I think the best thing they could do is also ask Gavin privately to predict what the global (UAH satellite) temperature anomaly will be 10 and 20 years after he retires. Then add the caveat that if his prediction is correct within a range of, say +/- 0.1 Celsius, his pension will be increased ten fold. If he is incorrect and misses the target badly (by, say, more than +/- 0.5 degrees on a running mean of ~5 years) then his pension will be halved, or worse.

Other prominent climateers should also be made similar offers, with appropriate adjustments where necessary. The answers would probably cause many politicians eyes to widen.

At the moment I see no real incentive for Gavin and Climate Inc. to be accurate and truthful, even with themselves. Nor is there any penalty for dishonesty or gross professional incompetence. The returns on such an investment could be of enormous benefit to the public purse and government policies. It could also go some way towards rescuing science in Universities and public institutions.

Roger Knights

Incentives do concentrate the mind. +1.

If Algore were forced to be accurate with his predictions or else have his income cut, he would be paying us.

Draugr Hessler

The real issue everyone is missing. We are always going to have Obamas and Clintons running for office. The problem are the outright fools that keep voting for them. After all PROOF that “man made” global warming/climate change is a hoax, there still millions of idiots who believe it. These people fall for every charlatan and scam that comes their way and “EVERYONE” of US has to pay the price for their gullibility and stupidity. It isn’t republicans VS democrats, it is the sane VS the insane. We must find a way to stop these idiot morons from wrecking our country. No one understands that if Trump had lost the election it would have meant the end of the USA as sovereign nation. The United States is overpopulated with domestic enemies hell bent on our destruction. They are the biggest threat to national security the US has, or will ever face.

TA

Yeah, there are a lot of people in this country who are trying to undermine the U.S., for various reasons.

The Radical Left won’t be happy until all vestiges of the old United States are gone. To the radical Left, the U.S. is the focus of evil in the world, and they feel no loyalty to it. Don’t ask me how they became so delusional. It would take a book’s worth of writing to explain.

JohnKnight

Draugr,

“The real issue everyone is missing. We are always going to have Obamas and Clintons running for office. The problem are the outright fools that keep voting for them.”

Who can blame them, with so many ostensibly “sane” people constantly telling them that such con artists are “socialists” and the like, deeply dedicated to ideologies they really believe will make things better for the less well off?

I say, stop helping them with their BS/propaganda, and call them out as self interested con artists merely posing as “socialists” because that form of well honed BS/propaganda appeals to many people who don’t know any better . . I mean, unless you actually believe they abhor wealth and power in the hands of a few elites who are above the law and such . . ; )

Tom - the non climate scientists

It was always delusional to believe climate change would have any effect on national security. Hitler/atilla the hun, william the conquer, Mao, pol pot, ida amin, punic wars, the crusades –
all caused by climate change?

Auto

Hmmm.
Why were Attila the Hun and Winnie the Pooh related?

Same middle name.

Auto
Enjoy – or Sorry, of course.

Bill Dickerson

Along with Pizza the Hut…………

michael hart

and Jabber the Wocky.

What about Smokey the Bear?

Draugr Hessler

Do not leave out the one most appropriate “The” of our times. WTF?

erastvandoren

Attila very probably was caused by the climate cooling…

Michael

The prolonged drought in Syria might have been an effect of climate change. If there is a scrum for resources because crops won’t grow you got a security threat. When Florida and Louisiana are under water from sea level rise you’ll have to worry about all those hungry and well armed hillbillies invading neighboring states.

tom s

Uff da. So a drought somewhere is the cause of the CO2 molecule and nothing else and if we would have just stopped using fossil fuels the drought would not have happened? Is that what I am reading from your, um…er…post?

ClimateOtter

Say, do you suppose maybe Turkey building that huge dam across one of Syria’s MAJOR water supplies could have played a role?

Draugr: Your proposal to educate people on the truth about climate change is sabotaged by the fact that the public schools teach it. Consequently, the sheeple graduating perpetuate the lie.
.

The climate IS changing…everyday…always does…..always will….

Draugr Hessler

I never said anything about educating the truly stupid “liberals.” I have no plan to try and educate the mentally deficient. Yes, there is a plan but it is not trying to educate apes to recognize fact from fiction. That would be an insane act. You either have sufficient intelligence or you do not. Those who do not serve a purpose other than being a continuous drain upon society will not be tolerated.

johchi7

“Draugr: Your proposal to educate people on the truth about climate change is sabotaged by the fact that the public schools teach it. Consequently, the sheeple graduating perpetuate the lie.”

I’m sure you know this, but some things need repeating. The main issue is that the schools teach the bad side that is mostly lacking in facts and are made up gibberish. They do not teach the good things of climate changes or the gross benefits of increasing CO2 in the environment…because it is demonized under false assumptions of causing global warming and therefore climate changes. What we have today are the second and third generations of teachers that learned from their teachers, and with each new generation the lie has grown like gossip/rumor mongering does. The worse part of it all is that these schools will not allow opposing opinions by anybody to contradict what they teach.

I’ve stated this before. But, we need a venue that gets the message out – like a TV station – that has shows presented by known scientists that will explain the opposition’s side. Radio just cannot present evidence that visuals can.

Well done President Trump. His pragmatic Scottish blood prevails.

Like everything else, US national security was hijacked by the green movement. Perhaps now the US armed forces and associated organisations can get back to doing what they should be doing, protecting the US from military threats like NK.

Dave Fair

Projections of the timing of CAGW are far beyond military (or economic) planning horizons. Spending scarce resources on far-out “projections” is insanity. [I like far-out.]

TA

The only thing the U.S. military has to pay attention to with regard to “Climate Change” is the sea levels rising at their military bases.

Sea levels are not increasing as a result of humans burning CO2, but they are increasing naturally as a result of the world warming up from the last ice age, and the U.S. military does have some problems with encroaching water at some of their bases but the reasons for the encroachment is because the land is sinking, not that sea levels are going crazy.

Any sea level rises at our military bases can be compensated for by reconfiguring the problem areas.

With living standards around the world improving, the oceans are going to be fished out long before the earth warms up a degree of two.

Rhoda R

Or having the funds to teach sailors how to avoid big commercial shipping.

TA

Cutting funds to the U.S. military like Obama and the Democrats and Republicans in Congress did was very destructive to U.S. readiness. A report just this week was questioning whether the U.S. military has the capability to meet all our defense requirements because of the drastic cuts the U.S. military has suffered over the years.

Trump is trying to fix this by increasing the military budget to $700 billion, if he can get the Congress to agree to do away with the sequester rule. I wonder how the Democrats will vote on this issue this time.

tom s

Or farming fish instead.

Lee

Maybe half. The name Trump is Germanic.

gnomish

if that’s all trump ever does, it’s enough to canonize him.
don’t expect he’ll receive any nobel peace prize.
and so many parisites will have to sate their voracious appetites on each other.
please note THERE WAS NO FREAKIN DEBATING.
he just said no, hell no, nope and NO. period.

Louis Hooffstetter

How refreshing to have a president who actually delivers on his campaign promises.

TA

How refreshing it is to have a president who lives in the real world.

Delusional presidents like Barrack Obama are detrimental to the future of the United States and the World. Trump is going to spend most of his first term cleaning up these delusional Obama mistakes. And is doing a pretty good job of it so far, I might add.

Coeur de Lion

The spin-off might be that other countries might say, well, erm, wot’s the threat to us!? Sea level rise? Wot are the facts!? Is it getting hotter- where is my padded jacket ? Even the British CCC can one hope?

Dave Fair

Pray that sea levels continue to rise.

If you don’t know why I say that, SkS is the site for you.

The sea levels aren’t rising. The liberals cheated on the measurements. Where have you been?

Dave Fair

If sea levels are not rising, we are entering a new glacial period.

Is a mile high pile of ice over our northern tier States a good thing?

Sea-levels are still rising, in most places, very slowly (avg. approx. six inches per century).
http://sealevel.info/120-022_Wismar_2017-01_150yrs_annot1.png

Scat

The graphic shows no correlation between sea level rising and CO2. The fact that underwater volcanic activity changes the sea floor would be more accurate. The submarine San Francisco hit a mountain under the water because its mapping wasn’t updated.

You are correct, Scat, that the graph shows no correlation between CO2 level and rate of sea-level rise.

Sea-level is nevertheless still rising, very slowly, in most places. (It is falling in some.)

I don’t know what your point is about underwater volcanic activity. It has no significant effect on sea-level.

Auto

CdL
One can hope about Britain.
I cross my fingers, too – and have little faith in the present population of professional political prostitutes – is that correct?; possibly previously-enjoyed pretenders?

Auto

Paul Watkinson

Auto, perhaps this speech by Oliver Cromwell is in tune should be repeated in parliament today?

Speech
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
 
In the name of God, go!
 
Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653

Paul Watkinson.

Dave Fair

Too bad he couldn’t drain the swamp.

Give President Trump some time; he has made a start.

Walk down any street in London and Britain looks like a third world country now….

Dave Fair

Demography explains everything, Richard. As long as fuc*ing is more popular than dying, the “unwashed masses” will take over.

Luckily, I made mine and ensured my children’s wellbeing. Future generations will have to deal with Third World politics and Sharia Law on their own. Not my problem.

Patrick B

Now fire all the senior officers who supported such nonsense.

TA

I wouldn’t necessarily fire them but I would take them out of positions of authority. Military people can sometimes be just as delusional as anyone. Not all generals win their battles.

Draugr Hessler

No real “draining the swamp” can occur if not from the barrel of a gun.

Dave Fair

Draugr, not funny at all.

Tom Judd

This is so very wrongheaded. You see, just the other day there was a cloud, now I don’t know whether it was a cumulus or a cirrus cloud, but there was a cloud outside with a suicide vest strapped on and attempting to blow up the municipal building. Think of that. And those clouds are all around us. Dark, dark, dark sinister clouds. Gosh, people are right about what an idiot Trump is not to recognize this threat the way Obama did.

Bubba Cow

believe that was really your evil sister :>)

Suicide drone clouds designed in N. Korea, manufactured in China, sold from Taiwan.

Why a dark cloud are you a Cloudacist ?

It’s actually better that you didn’t distinguish whether it was a cumulus or a cirrus cloud. That would have been profiling.

It optically active gaseous gas diversity.

Dave Fair

Immediately fire all political appointees not appointed by President Trump.

Immediately transfer all Senior Executive Service people to positions where they can do no harm to President Trump. HR seems like the current dumping ground for Deep State operatives caught attempting to torpedo President Trump.

Gary

👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

David Lallatin

Merry Xmas!!!

Dave Fair

Yes, David; that is quite the Christmas present President Trump gave rational people!

Only Trump would say…Merry Christmas….Not Merry Xmas….!

ClimateOtter

‘Xmas’ actually dates back to the beginning of printing in the 1400s. Words were expensive. Many were shortened.

AndyG55

“Words were expensive. Many were shortened.”

The original form of “texting” 🙂

Good deal, way to go Mr. Trump! 👍🏻

Bruce Cobb

“Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system…”
Daphuk does that even mean? There’s a “global energy system”? Is there a “global economics system” and a “global education system” as well? How about a “global food system”? “Climate policies” eh? Whatever those are, under Trump, they no longer apply, unless Drill Baby Drill qualifies.

Ben Gunn

I am beginning to love this president. Now if he would tweet something about it so that the press will stampede after this story like cats to a laser pointer.

RockyRoad

Winning, winning, winning… It’s all he ever does. I’m getting sick of the Left’s complaints!

Jon B

I’m not! It’s like Cru for the ears!!

TA

If the Left is complaining, that means Trump and the US are winning.

Bob B Bubba

Ha Ha Ha! Cats to a laser pointer… that’s funny. ha Ha Ha!

Blarg

Ben Gunn
December 15, 2017 at 11:36 am

I am beginning to love this president. Now if he would tweet something about it so that the press will stampede after this story like cats to a laser pointer.

Now THAT’S funny! ( cats to a laser pointer…) I’m going to use it! TY, Sir! 🙂

Simon Allnutt

I understand that the French have decided to finance the scam now.

JimG1

Hope they bring their accordions to the fight since their rifles have not seemed to do them much good since they helped us with our revolutionary war.

Fraizer

For sale:
Vintage French world war rifle. Perfect condition. Never fired, dropped twice.

Nigel S

You might want to look up Verdun.

Verdes Lutz

LOL!

Dave Fair

Simon, buying climate scientists (the irony burns) is cheap. It is the massive costs associated with fundamentally altering our society, economy and energy systems that hurt.

Is there anyone on this Thread that believes those costs are justified by the IPCC climate models? Those models are the basis of all the ensuing clisci speculation nonsense.

Another Ian

Doesn’t that mean French climate scientists will experience foreigners usurping French funding? How do you thing these foreigners will handle the French sarcasm?

John W. Garrett

The Great National Delusion is still being indoctrinated throughout the school system and widely disseminated by all forms of media.

TA

Yes, the school systems are a Big problem. They have turned into indoctrination centers for the Radical Left.

John in Oz

I can only hope that the Australian Government follows suit.

This was reported in Oz 4 days ago:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/defence/defence-warns-of-climate-change-peril-for-food-energy-and-peace/news-story/3fbb9f63d18db48446a348a16c3b6429

Apparently the Australian Defence Dept is not afraid of the effects of natural climate change, only man-made climate change.

Barbara

Canadian Medical Association (CMA), 2010

CMA Policy Document, 5 pages

Includes: “Climate change”

And:

‘Climate Change and Human Health’

Note : References, include IPCC
http://www.cma.ca/Assets/assets-library/document/en/advocacy/PD10-07-e.pdf

And:

CMA, 2016

Re: Promotion of “climate change”

60 page Document includes photos of “climate disasters”

http://www.cma.ca/Assets/assets-library/document/en/about-us/cg2016/consequences-of-climate-change-en.pdf

Larry Hamlin

Great move by the Trump Adinistration. This Obama mandate was unbelievably stupid!

Winning bigly!

w.

EW3

Have begun using the adjective bigly in a lot of my correspondence here in Massachusetts.
They hate it. And I love it.

F. Leghorn

Don’t forget “embiggens”. It is also a perfectly cromulent word.

Fraizer

D was not my 1st 2nd or 3rd choice in the primary. I did vote for him in the general (with trepidation). BOY have I been pleasantly surprised.

There was also this image from 2015comment image

BTW, there is research showing that linking human conflicts to climate change is unsupported by facts on the ground. Social grievances and failed governments are far more predictive of security breakdowns.

https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/updated-climates-dont-start-wars-people-do/

erastvandoren

In the past all cold periods triggered population movements: Migration Period, Late Bronze Age collapse, Indo-Aryan migration…

Latitude

balancing energy security…….winning

Gunga Din

“National Security Threat”.
Don’t those involve people?
The closest “Climate Change” could have come to being a “National Security” threat would be the-yet-to-show-up “Climate Refuges”.
Obama’s response?
Don’t enforce the illegal immigration laws and weaken the ones in place.

TA

I guess Obama only cared about Climate Refugees.

Obama didn’t care at all when he allowed the Islamic Terror Army to rise up and gain power and proceed to kill and displace millions of innocent people in Iraq and Syria. In this case, Obama just sat back and watched this trajedy unfold and didn’t lift a finger to stop it.

Perhaps if we could have managed to connect the Islamic Terror Army to the Earth’s climate, it might have been different and Obama would have had a different attitude. Don’t know which is more important to him, Islam or Climate refugees.

“U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests. Given future global energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.”

It would be so, so easy for people who want to live without fossil fuels, and the thousands of products derived from them, to just go live in places that don’t have these things. Just think: no em waves, organic food which is expensive and scarce, very few plastics or fibers for clothes, and no steel and cement. I would applaud the honesty of the purists who moved to underdeveloped nations to get away from the cultures that use applied science.

In fact, it should tell us something that they never do immigrate to the poor podunk countries that they claim are so healthy and idyllic for humans to live in. And whatsmore, if you press them enough about why they don’t personally give up modern technologies, they say, “It doesn’t make any difference unless every one does it.” So the rank and file anti-energy environmentalists takes no action, cannot support himself or any one else with his theories, does not leave the country, and merely complains and regulates any one else using the applied sciences in every day life.

johchi7

“Socialism is for the people…not the socialist.” Andrew Wilkow, S/XM 125 Patriot.

From my point of view. The socialist are the elites that dictate what the people are to do, not themselves. This is seen in every country that has socialist as a ruling party. The socialist can “live like kings” as the people live in poverty “as serfs” and the classes should never mingle.

Many of the environmentalists see themselves as superior to the masses and have the same complex as given above. “Do as I say, not as I do.” We see many like Al Gore types making giant “carbon footprints” even when they use the power saving and renewable energy and want you and I to live without what they have.

The only real “Environmentalists” are those that live short lives out in nature like animals, without clothes and cannot eat anything from nature that would disturb it.

Trump is doing his best to MAGA. He just did a photo-op that showed the results of 22 – 1 for every regulation made he has removed 22 in his 326 days in office. He only campaigned on a 2 for 1. If Congress got behind President Trump this would be even better if they actually made the tax cuts and cut more funding from the laviathon government we have. If Democrats had really belived in “equality” they would accept a Flat Tax or Consumption Tax. This Graduated Tax System is purely Socialism in action by taking more from the successful and distribution to those less successful, while not taking any from the least successful and giving them refunds more that they contributed. [End rant]

National Security has nothing to do with Climate Change. Preparation for weather events in the areas they are sent is just good policy. It was Obama’s policies that had our military strangled by watching every drop of fuel as an economic factor in what he sent them to do. Mostly it is why the fight against ISIS/ISIL was ineffective. He (Obama) wanted the military to go “Green Energy” on renewable energy sources. That greatly hindered their movements and preparedness.

Thank you President Trump.

Dave Fair

Leading from behind means your military sits back, watches and lets it’s readiness degrade.

The socialists use “national security” to give their climate change argument a grain of moral equivalence and to scare you. Their true intent in pushing the climate change agenda is to grow big government which multiplies their political power, and raises your taxes. They hate capitalism and dream of the pure socialist state where all your problems are solved by centralize government planners.

TA

Trump unleashes the U.S. military and in a matter of months the Islamist Caliphate in Syria and Iraq is no more.

Obama could have done the same thing, since it is the same military, but he chose not to. And as a result, millions of innocent people in Syria and Iraq were killed or displaced from their homes.

This was a hugh mistake by Obama that has adversely affected millions of people from the Middle East to Europe.

Obama left Trump a miriad of difficult, dangerous problems to solve.

But if anyone can solve them, Trump is the one, imo.

jonchi says, “Trump is doing his best to MAGA. He just did a photo-op that showed the results of 22 – 1 for every regulation made he has removed 22 in his 326 days in office. He only campaigned on a 2 for 1. If Congress got behind President Trump this would be even better if they actually made the tax cuts and cut more funding from the laviathon government we have.”

SNIP 😀 🙂

Trump Cuts Red Tape On Regulation, dur 2:04

willhaas

Everyone complains about the weather but no one actually does anything about it. Man has been unable to change one weather event let alone change climate. The climate has been changing for eons and will continue to change whether mankind is here or not. The climate change we are experiencing today is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control There is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate and plenty of scientific rational to support the idea that the climate sensivity of CO2 is zero. Even if we could stop the climate from changeing, extreme weather events and sea level rise are all part of the curent climate and would continue to take place. There is no optimum climate for everyone. During the Obama Administration, how effective was the military in compating climate change? We tax payers want to know what we got for our investment in our military in terms of controling climate change. As far as I can tell, our military was unable to stop any extreme weather events during the Obama Administration.

Gunga Din

If only Obama would have waited till high tide to have the military bomb the waves!
“He” might have won a third term!
(Which might have been terminal for The Constitution and The Bill of Rights.)

Dave Fair

But our military was able to hold off land-falling hurricanes throughout the Obama Administration. Job well done, climate warriors. I’m sure they will all get the coveted “Kicked Weather In The Ass” medal.

President Trump takes over and we get a couple of hurricanes right off the bat. The U.S. military is falling apart without having the mission to fight the climate. Our military needs a new mission immediately!

I suggest we attack France. It will be an easier foe to defeat.

stinkerp

Still not sick of winning…

But what is the military going to do with all that bio fuel for aircraft and ships?
Do you think DJT can sell it to France?

Gunga Din

Sell it to Governor Moonbeam.

junglecogs

No don’t! He’ll try to put-out the fire with that stuff!

Milton Suarez

Todos tienen algo de razón, unos mas otros menos pero todos tienen algo de razón y esta poca o mucha razón esta en relación directa con el poco o mucho conocimiento que tienen del Calentamiento Global. El Presidente Trump y sus asesores también tienen un “poquito”de razón porque desconocen la verdadera causa del Calentamiento Global.Lo mejor,lo mas acertado,lo mas inteligente,lo mas interesante es cuando Trump dice “La Estrategia de Seguridad Nacional enfatizara la importancia de equilibrar la Seguridad Energética con el Desarrollo Económico y la Protección Ambiental”.
Pero, se equivoca cuando dice que “Dado el futuro de la demanda mundial de ENERGÍA, gran parte del mundo en desarrollo requerirá COMBUSTIBLES FÓSILES”. Y esto lo dice porque “lo único que tenemos para reemplazar a los COMBUSTIBLES FÓSILES que generan ELECTRICIDAD son la Energía Solar y la Eólica y Trump “sabe” que con la ENERGÍA SOLAR Y EÓLICA NO SE LLEGA A NINGUNA PARTE y por eso “defiende”el uso de combustibles fósiles.
El Presidente no sabe que el próximo año sera el “lanzamiento” a nivel mundial de un novedoso SISTEMA pera generar ELECTRICIDAD abundante y barata,no contamina,no produce gases de efecto invernadero,no le afecta la sequía,no le afecta las inundaciones,los huracanes,los terremotos.
Este NOVEDOSO SISTEMA para generar ENERGÍA LIMPIA no afecta el bienestar de las personas.
En el espacio que ocupa un estadio de fútbol se puede generar 5 GW de ELECTRICIDAD, instalar toda la estructura se demora máximo 2 años.
Este novedoso sistema para generar electricidad es EXTRAORDINARIO, por eso decimos que el Presidente se equivoca porque considera que los COMBUSTIBLES FÓSILES seguirán “reinando”.
Obama dijo “Hoy, no hay mayor amenaza para nuestro planeta que el Cambio Climático”.
Y tenia razón, todo lo que le esta pasando al planeta es por el CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL;pero todo en la naturaleza es CÍCLICO,esto ha pasado siempre,el CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL se produce cada 100 años.Se INICIA siempre 15 a 20 años antes de fin de siglo y TERMINA en los primeros 15 a 20 años del nuevo siglo y lo CAUSA el asenso del magma en las ERUPCIONES VOLCÁNICAS TERRESTRES Y MARINAS que CALIENTA la corteza terrestre y se produce el deshielo de los glaciares y elevan la TEMPERATURA DEL MAR.
Las GRANDES ERUPCIONES VOLCÁNICAS siempre se dan a fin de siglo y son la CAUSA principal del CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL
Erupciones volcánicas…………..60%
Sol………………………………………30%
Hombre……………………………….10%
Se TERMINA el CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL
Sol………………………………………60%
Erupciones volcánicas……………20%
Hombre………………………………..20%
Obama tenia razón de preocuparse porque el CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL del 2000 fue un poco mas fuerte del CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL de 1900, pero MENOS CALIENTE que el del 2100 y el CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL del 220 sera mas fuerte que el del 2100 y así,sucesivamente.Que lo que paso en este CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL sirva para prepararnos para el próximo a finales del siglo xxl para que no nos afecte mucho.
Nadie es dueño de la “verdad absoluta”, TODOS hemos tenido aciertos y equivocaciones.
NO HACER NADA HUBIESE SIDO MAS CRITICABLE

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ClimateOtter

Gesundheit!

Dave Fair

Gracias, mi amigo Milton.

SMC

En Ingles, por favor.

tom0mason

Throwing Milton Suarez’s text at Bing translator gives —

Everyone has some reason, some but others less but all have some reason and this little or much reason is directly related to the little or much knowledge they have of global warming. President Trump and his advisors also have a “poquito”de reason because they don’t know the real cause of global warming. The best, the most accurate, the most intelligent, the most interesting is when Trump says “the National Security Strategy emphasized The importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection. ”
But, he is mistaken when he says that “given the future of world energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels.” And this says because “the only thing we have to replace the fossil fuels that generate electricity are solar energy and wind and Trump” knows “that with solar and wind energy is not reached anywhere and therefore” defiende”el use of fossil fuels.
The president does not know that next year will be the “launch” worldwide of a new system pear generate abundant electricity and cheap, does not pollute, does not produce greenhouse gases, does not affect the drought, does not affect the floods, hurricanes, Earthquakes.
This novel system for generating clean energy does not affect people’s well-being.
In the space that occupies a football stadium can generate 5 GW of electricity, install the entire structure is maximally delayed 2 years.
This new system for generating electricity is extraordinary, so we say that the president is mistaken because he believes that fossil fuels will continue to “reign.”
Obama said, “Today, there is no greater threat to our planet than climate change.”
And he was right, everything that is happening to the planet is for global warming; but everything in nature is cyclical, this has always happened, global warming occurs every 100 years. It starts always 15 to 20 years before the end of the century and ends in the first 15 to 20 years of the new century and causes it the ascent of the magma in the terrestrial and marine volcanic eruptions that heats the Earth’s crust and produces the thawing of glaciers and elevates the TEM Temperature of the sea.
Large volcanic eruptions always occur at the end of the century and are the main cause of global warming
Volcanic eruptions………….. 60%
Sun………………………… 30%
Man………………………… 10%
GLOBAL warming is over
Sun……………………….. 60%
Volcanic eruptions……………. 20%
Man…………………………. 20%

Obama was right to worry because the global warming of the 2000 was a little stronger global warming of 1900, but less hot than the 2100 and the global warming of 220 will be stronger than the 2100 and so on. That what happened in this global warming serves to prepare us for the next at the end of the 21st century so that it does not affect much.
No one owns the “absolute truth”, we’ve all had successes and mistakes.
Doing nothing would have been more reprehensible.

tom0mason

Other translation software may render it differently.
Who cares, not the author or he would have taken time to accurately translate his ideas into English.

Curious George

It is nice to know that crackpots can write Spanish.

AndyG55

The Novedoso System. A salty battery.

Perhaps you could provide a link to enlighten everybody !

Next year? nope..

Why bother, when the atmosphere need MORE CO2 , not less.

Pamela Gray

Huh? If you post to an English owned blog, hit the translation button so you can send it to the blog in English.

Everyone is right, some more but less but all have some reason and this little or a lot of reason is directly related to the little or much knowledge they have of Global Warming. President Trump and his advisors also have a “little bit” of reason because they do not know the true cause of Global Warming. The best, the most successful, the smartest, the most interesting is when Trump says “The National Security Strategy will emphasize the importance to balance Energy Security with Economic Development and Environmental Protection “.
But, he is wrong when he says that “Given the future of global demand for ENERGY, much of the developing world will require FOSSIL FUELS.” And this he says because “the only thing we have to replace the FOSSIL COMBUSTIBLES that generate ELECTRICITY are Solar Energy and Wind and Trump” knows “that with SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY DOES NOT COME TO ANY PART and therefore” defends ” the use of fossil fuels.
The President does not know that next year will be the “launch” worldwide of a new SYSTEM to generate abundant and cheap ELECTRICITY, does not pollute, does not produce greenhouse gases, does not affect the drought, does not affect floods, hurricanes, earthquakes.
This NOVEDOSO SYSTEM to generate CLEAN ENERGY does not affect the welfare of people.
In the space occupied by a football stadium, 5 GW of ELECTRICITY can be generated, installing the entire structure takes 2 years maximum.
This new system to generate electricity is EXTRAORDINARY, that is why we say that the President is wrong because he considers that the FOSSIL FUELS will continue to “reign”.
Obama said “Today, there is no greater threat to our planet than Climate Change”.
And he was right, everything that is happening to the planet is by GLOBAL WARMING, but everything in nature is CYCLIC, this has always happened, the GLOBAL WARMING occurs every 100 years.It always starts 15 to 20 years before the end century and ends in the first 15 to 20 years of the new century and CAUSES the rise of magma in land and sea volcanic eruptions that warms the earth’s crust and produces the melting of glaciers and raise the TEMPERATURE OF THE SEA.
GREAT VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS always occur at the end of the century and are the main CAUSE of GLOBAL WARMING
Volcanic eruptions ………… ..60%
Sun ……………………………………… 30%
Man ……………………………… .10%
GLOBAL WARMING IS COMPLETED
Sun ……………………………………… 60%
Volcanic eruptions …………… 20%
Man ……………………………… ..20%
Obama was right to worry because the GLOBAL WARMING of 2000 was a bit stronger than the GLOBAL WARMING of 1900, but LESS HOT that the 2100 and the GLOBAL WARMING of the 220 will be stronger than the 2100 and so, successively. step in this GLOBAL WARMING serve to prepare us for the next at the end of the XX century so that it does not affect us much.
No one owns the “absolute truth”, EVERYONE has had successes and mistakes.
NOT DO ANYTHING HAVE BEEN MORE CRITICABLE

kenbo

It’s a feather in Mankind’s hat that Mother Nature has adapted to their calendar and timed volcanic activity to occur at the end of each century.

David in Ardmore

Wow. How interesting. What a diatribe.

The Watermelons have co-opted worthy environmental goals for decades, even as there has been no proof of causation, no known conspicuous climate precedent, and the “weather” has very often betrayed the watermelons’ doom and gloom.

People blessed with common sense and rational thoughts are sick and tired of hearing the crap, sick and tired of the co-opting, sick and tired of the posers who relentlessly b*tch about “climate change”, yet take no personal action to conspicuously, effectively reduce their so-called “footprints”.

Trump’s determination to call the bluffs, and focus our environmental efforts toward worthwhile goals, may be the best thing a President has done in decades.

Javert Chip

Griff now speaks Spanish?

Hmm. The trouble is climate change could well be a security issue. Global cooling is very likely to result in failed crops and famine in various parts of the world, that will decrease stability and create many regional threats.

JBom

Eliminating the Obama Vietcong from schools, Colleges and Universities will take time but the process has begun at the Federal and State government levels.

This is going to make the crybabies howl and squeal…haha

Morty_B

When obama uses the words “climate change” in terms of being a threat to blah, blah, blah, insert the words “Central Bankers” instead because those are the REAL enemies to Humanity & Peace on earth.

#EndTheFed

johchi7

We can’t even get an equal rights tax bill. How are we going to get rid of the Fed and Central Bank system to return to a Gold and Silver Standard…again? With the IRS as a branch of the Federal Reserve that prints our money and controls the economy by how much money is in circulation. Then getting rid of the system would cause mass unemployment of government employees. This is the Acumes Razor edge we live on. Collapse the economy to start over or fix what we have…that is the question. Even a greatly reduced Federal Government requires funding. The invention of computers reduced the number of government employees until more intergovernmental departments where created to shift them to and hire more. Our Federal Debt is no where near our National Debt of unfunded liabilities debt that is more than our GDP. And with a large part of those unfunded liabilities debt is pensions to past and present government employees including all branches od military, Social Security, wages and much more that is this Laviathon Government. Where everything is connected to something else. To cut off the one leg effects the rest of the table. So like Rome we are teetering on three legs that needs four. The Roman Empire fell from within. The USA was built upon the model of Rome and has the same corruption within it that destroyed the Roman Empire. “Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it” the problem is their are too many in our government that are trying to make it fail.

Gary

So true. In reality we could easily reduce the govt workforce by 50%, excluding military and law enforcement. The nation would be better off. It would only require HR policies equal to the private sector. Why is it that public officials are NEVER fired no matter how incompetent they are. As a former federal employee I can tell you 33% of employees are useless, in the way and cause more work than they complete, another 33% are as good or better than would be found in private sector and 33% are marginally useful but doubtful would ever hold down a job in the private sector. One out of 3 employees are outstanding and we’re all fortunate to have them. The rest…..well, not so much.

Wharfplank

Sanity and humanity!

JungleCogs

About time!

Fred Doe

THANK GOD, THANK GOD THANK GOD!!!!!!
SANITY FINALY BEGINS IT’S RETURN TO OUR COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!

Geoman

What has been happening is that federal agencies, at all levels, have had to waste countless hours producing climate change planning documents. That is to say, not only planning for what the agency is supposed to be doing, but also planning for the 1) additional GHG emissions that might result from the action and 2) the effects of climate change on the action.

For example, say I am in the dept. of transportation, and the government wishes to build a road. I have to plan – how much is the road going to increase the release of GHGs? There are the GHGs emitted from the machinery used to build it. The GHGs from the concrete, and from the factory, and from the trucks that hauled it to the sight. The road may cause people to drive more, increasing GHG emissions. Or it might shorten the commute time for the drivers, meaning they emit less. The road might cross a wetlands, but with climate change, might those wetlands have disappeared anyway? or perhaps expanded? What about the carbon absorption capacity of the prairie grass being covered? Perhaps the road will increase economic activity in some way, resulting in more GHGs?

A big fat report filled with arm waving is produced, and we all get to take turns imagining new and ever more fantastic climate repercussions of our decision to build a road. then argue over who’s fantasy is most likely, and which arm waving estimate to use.

And, at the end of the day, absolutely nothing ever changes, because, heck, we need a bloody road. So we toss the report in a bin and proceed.

Think I’m joking?

For climate change true believers, this is an absolute farce. It accomplishes nothing. It wastes money. I’ve often thought just get rid of this silly goat rope, and vow to spend $5 billion on solar panels, donated to charities, and we would be still several billion $ ahead of the game.

Great news, thanks!

Art Van Delay

Finally. Some sanity returns to our government and we can stop wasting time, money and resources on this “Global Warming” pseudoscience with cooked data by our “climate scientists”. If anything, the last couple solar cycles and the current quiescent Sun are suggestive of a return of a Maunder/Dalton type minimum and we should be preparing for that instead.

ResouceGuy

Swamp draining is a big job but fun to watch.

Pamela Gray

Now wait a minute. I live in climate change central. Wallowa County was carved out by water. Union county is an old lake bed. Baker county is an old swamp and still has salt grasses to prove it. The climate will change. Our government needs to act accordingly. However I am a states rights advocate. If ocean states want to be absorbed by the ocean then so be it. If northern states sit idly by to be covered by ice sheets so be it. But don’t come crying to some federal government to bail you out of the stupidity of orange groves in Montana and beach front property in Texas.

EW3

Love pointing out to the loony left here in MA that climate change is a good thing.
They easily forget this part of MA was under over a mile of ice during the last ice age.
I just remind them.
They usually go away muttering.

JBom

Glad that it will be gone!

Just another example of Barrack Hussein Obama’s deep hatred of Caucasians (his mother and American grandparents … who loved him), USA citizens and anyone not a Communist and anyone not a Socialist.

In his drug-induced psychotic mind and sex-obsessed crazed mentality he would “deplete” i.e. “Castrate” the USA of money (sending $1 million from the Treasury Department to the UN Green Climate Fund) with fake Federal edicts (“Executive Orders”) and programs (EPA declares CO2 a pollutant) and proclamations in opposite of Ronald Reagan’s legal Federal directives and statute laws that defeated the Supreme Soviet of the Communists Union Republic, USSR.

What a joy to watch globe trotting Barry Obama, befuddled as ever and more so at every million dollar venue, in his drunken quest to convince “National Leaders” and Citizens of other countries that he is more than just a piece of walking dead shit.

Ha ha

PS: Obama’s Vietcong are being “Kerosene Flamethrower burned” out of DC and State Governments and State Universities. Splendid! 🙂

President Trump: reversing the loony left agenda every, single day.

M Tiro

Thank goodness for clear thinking and sanity in the WH. This is a great example of how “elections have consequences.” Did the people who thought it would be so much fun to vote for “the first black president” give one second of thought to the kind of naif they were voting for, to his wrong-headed policies, or to his misguided, far-left agenda? Of course not. TG Trump is willing to reverse the damage.

ejsjr

Wasn’t it the military itself which identified climate change as a national security concern? You know, you just can’t trust those bleeding heart generals. Thank the Lord that Trump is eliminating a national security threat with the stroke of his pen.

Simon

Brilliantly said. But you know Trump knows best about everything.

Dave Fair

“Wasn’t it the military itself which identified climate change as a national security concern?”

No, ejsjr.

Jennifer

Gosh, I certainly hope that Trump won’t re-task NASA away from Obama’s Muslim outreach. /sarc

David in Ardmore

Groan LOL! Perhaps you’ve seen the collective eye-rolling among NASA employees when they hear the term “Muslim outreach”. Believe it or not, there were a few among each 100 or so who actually bought in to the BS.

D3F1ANT

Thank GOD common sense has returned to the White House. About time…