We’re saved! U.S. Army sets 2050 net-zero emissions goal 

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We’re saved! U.S. Army sets 2050 net-zero emissions goal – ‘The time to address climate change is now’

Christine E. Wormuth Secretary of the Army: “The time to address climate change is now. … I challenge our Army to examine climate threats, prioritize resources, and take swift action.”

Politico: “The strategy also set milestones for electrifying its vehicle fleet. It would go all-electric for light-duty non-tactical vehicles by 2027 and across all non-tactical vehicles by 2035…The U.S. Army outlined a climate change strategy Tuesday that included halving greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2005 levels this decade, greening its vehicle fleet, running on carbon-free power and ultimately hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. The Army’s strategy comes after President Joe Biden’s December executive order exempted the military from the federal government’s 2050 net-zero commitments.” 

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin: “We face all kinds of threats in our line of work, but few of them truly deserve to be called existential. The climate crisis does. … Climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act.”

By: Admin – Climate DepotFebruary 8, 2022 6:28 PM

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Politico: Army sets 2050 net-zero emissions goal

BY: ZACK COLMAN | 02/08/2022 01:02 PM EST

The U.S. Army outlined a climate change strategy Tuesday that included halving greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2005 levels this decade, greening its vehicle fleet, running on carbon-free power and ultimately hitting net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Army’s strategy comes after President Joe Biden’s December executive order exempted the military from the federal government’s 2050 net-zero commitments. That order left an enormous gap, as the military accounts for a bulk of the federal government’s planet-heating emissions. A 2019 Brown University study estimated the military has been responsible for up to 80 percent of federal government emissions since 2001.“

The Army must adapt across our entire enterprise and purposefully pursue greenhouse gas mitigation strategies to reduce climate risks,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth wrote in the strategy. “If we do not take action now, across our installations, acquisition and logistics, and training, our options to mitigate these risks will become more constrained with each passing year.”

The details: The Army said it wants to hit net-zero emissions across its more than 130 global installations by 2045. It would do that by installing a microgrid by 2035 and procuring entirely carbon-free power by 2030 at every installation. The Army also wants to curb emissions at all buildings 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2032.The strategy also set milestones for electrifying its vehicle fleet. It would go all-electric for light-duty non-tactical vehicles by 2027 and across all non-tactical vehicles by 2035. It will invest in 470 new electric vehicle charging stations this year to help jump start that transition, the Army said.

The Army said through 2020 it retired 18,000 non-tactical vehicles. Over the last three years, it boosted hybrid vehicles by 3,000 units. Those shifts cut Army non-tactical vehicle fleet costs more than $50 million and cut emissions per mile by 12 percent.

Full U.S. Army plan here: https://www.army.mil/e2/downloads/rv7/about/2022_army_climate_strategy.pdf

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‘Global warming’ causes war claims — debunked – ‘Warm periods are more peaceful than cold ones’ – Bonus Chapter #2 for Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change

Bonus Chapter #2 from The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change:

Excerpt: The climate activists have it backward. A 2011 study published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies titled “The Climate Wars Myth” found, “Since the dawn of civilization, warmer eras have meant fewer wars.” As author Bruno Tetrais explained, “History shows that ‘warm’ periods are more peaceful than ‘cold’ ones…

John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, explained, “In spite of the recent surge in violence in the Middle East, war-related casualties have fallen over the last half-century, as temperatures have risen…

A 2013 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that cold eras were dark times in Eastern Europe. “Some of Eastern Europe’s greatest wars and plagues over the last millennium coincided with cold periods,” explained a summary of the study in Science News.

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Coach Springer
February 11, 2022 6:05 am

So, the only foes left are the Laws of Physics? There are straw men and now there are straw enemies.

Spetzer86
Reply to  Coach Springer
February 11, 2022 8:31 am

Well, there’s always Eastasia…

Bryan A
Reply to  Spetzer86
February 11, 2022 5:52 pm

NET ZERO military is one thing, they’ll need Phased Energy Weapons to remove the combustion of bullets though, but I want to see the NET ZERO war. Bobombs release much heat and create many fires. Then what happens when the battery pack on the Electric Tank gets hit? The tank will burn for days and days

Reply to  Bryan A
February 11, 2022 6:23 pm

They’ll need three times the vehicles at a minimum.

The tripled number allows them to reduce high energy charging frequency.
Or does the military plan to create whole new regiments for replacing ruined batteries and dealing with that toxic waste.

About that charging capability?
I presume that the military will also buy far more fossil fueled generators…

So much for net-zero.
Fossil fuels for mining, refining, rolling mills, machine shops, industrial assemblage of far more vehicles and charging stations.

Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army, is a complete flake if she believes her own net-zero claims.

“Over the last three years, it boosted hybrid vehicles by 3,000 units.”

What a laugh!

Oldseadog
Reply to  ATheoK
February 12, 2022 3:58 am

They will use infantry bodies, or maybe glasshouse inmates, to turn electricity generating treadmills.

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Coach Springer
February 11, 2022 1:20 pm

“A Taste of Armageddon” (Star Trek 1967)
While visiting a new world the Enterprise is informed that computer simulated war has determined they have been destroyed and must immediately report for destruction.
… yeah right.

Or to add a new twist to an old Soviet aphorism: “They pretend to kill us, and we pretend we’re dying.”

TonyG
Reply to  Rocketscientist
February 11, 2022 3:25 pm

A good lesson in that episode: War becomes easy when it’s clean.

Bryan A
Reply to  TonyG
February 11, 2022 5:54 pm

War isn’t really War without the actual costs of life paid for

RickWill
Reply to  Coach Springer
February 11, 2022 3:26 pm

Laws of Physics

I believe these are written by NASA and embodied in climate models. They counter the nonsense of people like Maxwell, Einstein, Planck et al.

BobM
February 11, 2022 6:09 am

Little more than treasonous.

Reply to  BobM
February 11, 2022 7:33 am

It’s just another of the many high crimes and misdemeanors targeting American sovereignty, freedom and prosperity,

Felix
Reply to  BobM
February 11, 2022 9:05 am

I was going to say Not Treason, since the US Constitution defines treason as aiding the enemy, and where is the enemy in your usage? Then I looked it up to confirm, and found you are right, with a quibble:

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

The Green Raw Deal is certainly destructive to US society and its economy. If a foreign government was doing this, it would be the casus belli and treated as such.

But so was FDR’s New Deal, the Fed, the Central Banks, and all crony regulation since the very beginning. I think, by definition, if those abridgements of liberty were not treated as treason due to being internal politics, then neither can the Green Raw Deal.

BobM
Reply to  Felix
February 11, 2022 10:33 am

My thinking is along the lines of “giving them aid and comfort” that this Administration is shackling our military such that it can no longer be counted upon to unequivically guarantee our liberties.

Too many believe it is our Constitution that guarantees our liberties. It is a great document, but doesn’t guarantee anything. It is the US Armed Forces that guarantee that we can agree to abide by the Constitution.

Reply to  BobM
February 11, 2022 6:35 pm

The Declaration of Independence identifies rights and freedoms as coming from God.

The Constitution elaborates the design and operation of government along with responsibilities, duties, separation of government to install and maintain a Republic form of government.

The Amendments further identify specific guarantees and explicitly elaborate them.

The Army is a function of government under the President, not one of the rights/freedoms enablers!

The first and second amendments guarantee government will abide by the Constitution.

Tom Halla
February 11, 2022 6:11 am

The clowns Biden is fronting for are trying really hard to make Jimmy Carter seem competent.

John
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 11, 2022 7:52 am

They’re doing a good job of it.

Scott snell
February 11, 2022 6:12 am

And in other news, the US Army announced the conversion by 2050 of all lethal technologies to sustainable, carbon-neutral forms.

bonbon
Reply to  Scott snell
February 11, 2022 7:28 am

Thermonuclear B61’s , 200 stationed in the EU (and Turkey?) are carbon-neutral. Not neutral to carbon based lifeforms, but hey, Gaia after all, has a nuclear womb!

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Scott snell
February 11, 2022 9:19 am

But the fast charging station for the new Abrams E-tank will reduce the life of the batteries to.
…and boy-o-boy will those explosions are gonna be big!

Reply to  Scott snell
February 11, 2022 9:28 am

Also, to killing only humans. Birds, bats and coronaviruses get a free pass.

Reply to  Neil Lock
February 11, 2022 9:32 am

I should have put a sarc tag in there, shouldn’t I?

Joao Martins
Reply to  Scott snell
February 11, 2022 11:01 am

Perhaps next step will be the conversion of lethal technologies into non-lethal technologies…

I am sincerely sorry for you, American people.

max
Reply to  Joao Martins
February 11, 2022 5:14 pm

I’m sure the left will be saving the deadly technology for their political foes.

Scott snell
Reply to  Joao Martins
February 12, 2022 6:01 am

You cannot have an army without lethal technologies, and without an army you face extinction through invasion.

We don’t need your pity, by the way.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Scott snell
February 13, 2022 3:18 am

So you don’t need sympathetic friends. OK, I take note of that.

tygrus
February 11, 2022 6:16 am

So it’s back to bicycles for message couriers, across base transit & moving injured using stretchers (eg. towed by bicycle).
Are we to recycle shell casings, bullets and/or send e-bombs (a virtual bomb which doesn’t blow anything up)?
Maybe our computer models could fight it out to simulate the battles to pick the winner.

Yooper
Reply to  tygrus
February 11, 2022 6:30 am

This reminds me of the movie “War Games” where the computer simulation was believed to represent reality, kinda like climate “research” today…..

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  tygrus
February 11, 2022 8:16 am

Don’t forget the camels!

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
February 11, 2022 12:28 pm

… and carrier pigeons!

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  Mike Lowe
February 12, 2022 9:31 am

… and the cavalry!

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  tygrus
February 11, 2022 9:12 am

Maybe our computer models could fight it out to simulate the battles to pick the winner.

There was a Star Trek episode with this theme. “A Taste of Armageddon.”

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  tygrus
February 11, 2022 9:55 am

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Nicholas Harding
Reply to  tygrus
February 11, 2022 11:44 am

Shell casings from rounds fired during training were recycled back in my days in the Army (1966-1975); maybe the UN could adopt a treaty on brass recycling. Time outs from time to time to allow the local 3rd world citizens to police the battlefield to collect the expended brass. In practice, they did that anyway, they just waited until the combatants had cleared the area.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Nicholas Harding
February 11, 2022 7:14 pm

The Vietnamese pretty well cleaned up the battlefields too. That practice is as old as organized warfare.

fretslider
February 11, 2022 6:20 am

I suppose neutron bombs are still Carbon neutral?

philincalifornia
Reply to  fretslider
February 11, 2022 7:19 am

….. well, the bombs are but they would have the nasty habit of vaporizing carbon-based life forms.

AndyHce
Reply to  philincalifornia
February 11, 2022 1:48 pm

neutron bombs are supposed to leave everything intact, just dead

bonbon
Reply to  fretslider
February 11, 2022 7:29 am

They should be so classified as Gaia has, after all, a nuclear womb…

Russ
February 11, 2022 6:28 am

Having been in the army and knowing the need for diesel to run vehicles with, I can only roll my eyes! Yeah, I’m sure that they are saving all kinds of money using electric/hybrid vehicles. Yeah, maybe for delivering the mail.
I am sure that setting up their “microgrids” will take care of all future battle scenarios, let alone recharge stations in all of the maneuver training areas.
All tactical vehicles will weigh less than three thousand pounds. We will have Teslas running around with big signs on the sides with the word “tank” on them.
I’ve found the solution: Let’s all mount up on unicorns for our cavalry and we will run everything on pixie dust and rainbows.

fretslider
Reply to  Russ
February 11, 2022 6:40 am

I cannot imagine Guderian, Beck, Lutz, and Volckheim – developers of Blitzkrieg – hanging around waiting for tanks and self-propelled guns etc to recharge.

And recharge where?

NB There were 4,300 tanks in operation Barbarossa.

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bonbon
Reply to  fretslider
February 11, 2022 7:40 am

AFAIK those tanks ran on synthetic diesel, from a Rockefeller-funded IG Farben process, in a mad dash to secure oil.
Curiously Lavrov of Russia asked Liz Truss this week if the UK recognized sovereignty over Rostov and Voronezh, replying the UK “will never recognize Russia’s sovereignty over these regions.” Hi*tler did not either. Amb. Bronnert had to urgently correct Truss… Makes BoJo look like a genius!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  bonbon
February 11, 2022 8:17 am

Not in 1941.

Smart Rock
Reply to  bonbon
February 11, 2022 8:37 am

Synthetic oil made from coal, which they had lots of. What’s the difference?

Richard
Reply to  bonbon
February 11, 2022 11:38 am

All German vehicles of the time ran on petrol a.k.a. gasoline. This was refined from petroleum mainly from the Russian Georgian fields or the Romanian fields. Synthetic petrol only became of importance after the invasion of Russia in 1941.

Reply to  fretslider
February 11, 2022 7:39 pm

Operation Citadel“, Hitler’s attack on the Kursk salient in 1943, two years after the Barbarossa invasion in 1941.

German forces involved in Kursk; “The attacking German force consisted of a total of 777,000 men, 2,451 tanks and assault guns (70 percent of German armor on the Eastern Front)”.

Russians countered with “In total the Soviet forces at Kursk amounted to 1,910,361 men, 5,128 tanks and self-propelled guns”

German invasion tank forces for Barbarossa were 3,398 total tanks of all varieties.

The first Russian T34s that the Germans encountered outclassed every one of those German tanks. Unfortunately, there were not a lot of T34s in 1941.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Russ
February 11, 2022 6:54 am

Presumably military Unicorns will have sharpened horns.
Please send me money to buy files with.

SxyxS
Reply to  Russ
February 11, 2022 7:11 am

From a military perspective it is extremely interesting that ,besides the massive decrease in mobility,
now the enemy knows how to start large Hollywood style fires with ease.
This is nearly impossible with conventional engines,
but a bullet that hits the battery will do.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  SxyxS
February 11, 2022 10:04 am

And, if that bullet is depleted uranium, or even just lead, it will be vaporized and dispersed over a large area.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Russ
February 11, 2022 9:22 am

We will have Teslas running around with big signs on the sides with the word “tank” on them.

This reminds me of a joke about a training exercise where there was a shortage of armored vehicles. In part, soldiers were instructed to walk down the road saying “Tankity, tankity, tank.” A slightly different version can be found here:

Tankety Tank Skit (boyscouttrail.com)

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
February 11, 2022 10:03 am

Shades of Monty Python! Even worse than making the trainees say “Bang, Bang!”

lee
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 12, 2022 1:41 am

With 9mm’s it was Bangsy Wangsy

Michael Jackson
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
February 11, 2022 10:08 am

Thanks

lee
Reply to  Russ
February 11, 2022 5:49 pm

They did specify non-tactical. But your forces must be so top heavy on non-tacts. They got rid of 12,000 ICE vehicles in one year and replaced them with 3,000 hybrids over 3 years.

glenn holdcroft
Reply to  lee
February 11, 2022 7:55 pm

The Taliban now have a lot of those ICE vehicles .

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Greg S.
February 11, 2022 6:38 am

Yes, let’s cripple our armed forces :facepalm:

fretslider
Reply to  Greg S.
February 11, 2022 6:52 am

Then do what the British do…..

Run them down and into the ground.

bonbon
Reply to  fretslider
February 11, 2022 7:45 am

British ‘brains’ in London have American ‘muscle’ – just look at them do the Crown’s bidding! Iraq, Syria, Libya, Serbia, Afghanistan, Ukraine anyone?
Who needs then a functioning military? Just a few platoons to start a Tonkin, and dodgy dossiers, near Russia’s border’s and Biden will do the Crown’s bidding.

fretslider
Reply to  bonbon
February 11, 2022 8:08 am

The Crown’s bidding? That is funny.

The Parliamentary dictatorship has you fooled it would appear.

The Monarchy is but an ornament, a fig leaf.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  fretslider
February 11, 2022 10:05 am

An anachronism!

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Greg S.
February 11, 2022 4:15 pm

Define the Armed Forces?

H.R.
February 11, 2022 6:51 am

Will the Small Arms course in Basic Training consist of teaching flint knapping to the recruits?

I think I’ll start up a trebuchet manufacturing company and wait for the US military contracts to roll in.

You thought $300 hammers and $800 toilet seats were a tad overpriced? Wait ’til you see what I charge for an M1-Trebuchet!

mark
Reply to  H.R.
February 11, 2022 9:35 am

Brilliant !

Frank from NoVA
February 11, 2022 6:54 am

The only societal purpose of having an army is to bring kinetic force to an aggressor who threatens that society. Other than deterring an aggressor, having an army is wholly non-productive in that it provides no consumer goods or services to society, but itself consumes many of these in its maintenance. The very idea that an army dependent on solar, wind and batteries could ever deter or successfully engage any aggressor is ludicrous, hence maintaining such an army would be nothing but a complete burden on society. If an army’s leadership believes otherwise, they should be replaced and/or the entire army disbanded.

AndyHce
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
February 11, 2022 1:53 pm

not gonna happen as long as witch hunters are in fashion

Rah
February 11, 2022 7:06 am

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Rah
February 11, 2022 7:14 am

You never will…

Steven Curtis Lohr
February 11, 2022 7:11 am

Good frickin’ grief!!! It’s not the zombie apocalypse to prepare for, the loony apocalypse is here and now and quite real. No, wait, better still; it’s a Jackass Apocalypse!!!!!!!!

DonRT
Reply to  Steven Curtis Lohr
February 11, 2022 7:33 am

The Democrat Party has an increasingly appropriate symbol: the donkey, also known as a jackass.

bonbon
Reply to  Steven Curtis Lohr
February 11, 2022 8:17 am

The central bankers apocalypse, sorry bail-out.

Phillip Bratby
February 11, 2022 7:12 am

There is known cure for stupid.

H.R.
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
February 11, 2022 5:17 pm

Does it involve paperclips and electrical sockets?

bill Johnston
February 11, 2022 7:14 am

And each non-tactical vehicle will be supplied with a little trailer. Said trailer will contain a small diesel generator and a 100 gallon tank of fuel. For when they have to go outside their grid.

February 11, 2022 7:23 am

More global warming…

EASTERN HALF OF U.S. SET FOR ARCTIC BLAST THIS WEEKEND; + SOUTH AMERICAN CROP LOSSES MOUNT
February 11, 2022 Cap Allon
EASTERN HALF OF U.S. SET FOR ARCTIC BLAST THIS WEEKEND
The mercury in the East will remain above average Friday, but the warmth will be short-lived with a polar front forecast to crash the region Saturday, sending conditions in Atlantic City, for example, from 60F to snow in a matter of hours.

More high comedy…

Christine E. Wormuth Secretary of the Army: “The time to address climate change is now. … I challenge our Army to examine climate threats, prioritize resources, and take swift action.”

I had a few idiot bosses in my career, and two raging alcoholics, but nobody this stupid… not even close!

George Daddis
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 11, 2022 9:24 am

Pogo said it best:

We have met the enemy Climate Threat, and it is us. (specifically the non rational Climate Activists.)

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 11, 2022 10:16 am

Christine E. Wormuth Secretary of the Army: democratic career politician, appointed by FJB, with a BA in political science and an MA in public policy. She seems under-qualified to these old eyes. I’d think that someone with extensive military experience and more appropriate degrees would be much better qualified.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Wormuth

February 11, 2022 7:24 am

Political appointees come and go and are never around to accomplish long term goals. The international economic war against fossil fuel producers has been loosing support and is destined to fail. I expect November’s congressional elections will signal more changes in goals.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Fred Haynie
February 11, 2022 7:31 am

To paraphrase, ‘never underestimate the ability of the RINOs to eff-up’.

Loren C. Wilson
February 11, 2022 7:27 am

Putin is laughing all the way to Kiev and Xi is laughing as he invades Taiwan. they know that they can’t defeat us but all they had to do was wait until we killed ourselves.

TonyL
Reply to  Loren C. Wilson
February 11, 2022 8:19 am

“they know that they can’t defeat us”
Do not be so sure about that. The US military is woefully unprepared for any sort of peer or near-peer conflict. The services are plagued with parts shortages, maintenance issues, asset availability, overworked personnel, procurement disasters, and chaotic mismanagement. None of these issues are localized. They run top to bottom and system-wide. War game scenarios are fantasies of utterly unrealistic assumptions and wishful dreaming. Long decades of poor programs, procurement, and funding have come home to roost. The long awaited “Terrible Twenties” are here and it is not pretty.
“they know that they can’t defeat us”
Do not be so sure about that. The US military is woefully unprepared for any sort of peer or near-peer conflict. The services are plagued with parts shortages, maintenance issues, asset availability, overworked personnel, procurement disasters, and chaotic mismanagement. None of these issues are localized. They run top to bottom and system-wide. War game scenarios are fantasies of utterly unrealistic assumptions and wishful dreaming. Long decades of poor programs, procurement, and funding have come home to roost. The long awaited “Terrible Twenties” are here and it is not pretty.

All of this “Woke” Diversity and Global warming nonsense is just more of the same.

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Thomas Gasloli
February 11, 2022 7:36 am

This is the predictable result of basing military promotion on affirmative action & woke credentials.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
February 11, 2022 9:02 am

If Eisenhower was subject to affirmative action & woke credentials- would he have picked a woman instead of George Patton to lead armies? I think not.

Rah
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 11, 2022 9:16 am

Actual war sooner or later separates a lot the chaff from the wheat. George Marshal did a lot of that early on. Long before he was ACS he had been compiling a little black book listing those he judged to be fit for higher command.

After that actual combat did most of the rest though there will always be some that slip through at all levels.

Ike and Nimitz were both promoted over many more Sr. than they were. Ike was groomed by Marshal.

Dean
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 11, 2022 9:50 pm

If she was more competent as a General then maybe.

But based on what’s dangling between legs??

CalgaryDave
February 11, 2022 7:47 am

According to Wiki DOD uses 1.7×10^10 L of fuel. Army uses 7% of that which adds up to a billion L per year which would back of the envelope require 10kwh/ L to replace which by my quick math would mean finding a way to produce 10,00Gwh of renewable electricity unless my math is awry.

Is this peak delusion?

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  CalgaryDave
February 11, 2022 9:29 am

Is this peak delusion?

I doubt it’s anywhere near its peak.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  CalgaryDave
February 11, 2022 10:24 am

To be deluded one has to give some thought to the situation. The innumerate woke politicians are working from a gender/racial workbook and have probably never given any thought whatsoever as to whether their goals can be implemented. That is some underling’s problem.

Al B Sommer
Reply to  CalgaryDave
February 11, 2022 10:50 am

The delusion of the left!!! Their plan is ‘One World’ gov – there wil no longer be war – the UN can manage all this. This is in line with defund the police.

peter schell
February 11, 2022 7:49 am

I’m reminded that the Oak Ridge MSR was developed with the concept of using it to power a strategic bomber.

Imagine if that idea was revisited, with better tech and smaller reactor. A plane that can fly at a hundred thousand feet and stay up their for as long as the food and air last.

Convert every naval vessel to nuclear. Micro reactors in Tanks and heavy duty personal carriers.

Automatic remote operated battle platforms.

The development of the first Bolos.

And to be fair. Electric railguns, charged by Nuclear reactors have some pretty spectacular potential, on paper. Maybe we’ll see a return of the Battleship as the queen of the seas. Nuclear powered, Railguns that can reach out and touch people two hundred and more miles away. High energy beams to take down missiles and aircraft.

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bonbon
Reply to  peter schell
February 11, 2022 8:11 am

Hypersonics are already here – at least in Russia and China. And a Russian nuclear powered cruise missile.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  bonbon
February 11, 2022 11:32 am

From Bonbon the russian troll everything Russian is brilliant

Reply to  pigs_in_space
February 11, 2022 1:03 pm

I believe the vodka is.
Some of it.

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  peter schell
February 11, 2022 10:27 am

Considering that military weapons are prone to being destroyed by the enemy, and if floating or flying over water, to sink when damaged, it is a little scary to think about converting all military weapons to nuclear.

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 11, 2022 3:08 pm

Why, Clyde?
What wepossible significant harm could affect you or me or anyone else?
The natural world is awash with natural radiation.
The additions you fear are down there, lost in the noise. Geoff

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
February 11, 2022 7:38 pm

Yes, radioactive potassium and even trace amounts of uranium are ubiquitous. However, plutonium and the fission products from reactors are unknown in nature. Similarly, what we now call enriched uranium hasn’t been present in the natural environment for over a billion years.

The world has agreed to halt above-ground nuclear tests because the radioactive fission products, and the neutron-induced radioactive byproducts, are dispersed around the world by winds and ocean currents, and all nations agree that the elevated radioactivity is undesirable.

The Japanese estimate that it will take at least 30 years to clean up the meltdown at Fukushima. We can handle a Fukushima and a Chernobyl. I don’t think that we can handle tens of battle ships and submarines, hundreds of tanks, who knows how many nuclear-powered aircraft, and hundreds of nuclear-powered rail guns being destroyed and dispersed around the world, or irradiating the ocean. What if all the WWII ships sunk in the Pacific Theater, and are still in their watery graves, were radioactive? Is that a world we would want to live in?

One of the advantages of petrochemical spills is that there are organisms that eat petroleum, and clean the environment. Nothing eats U235 or Pu239.

Civilian nuclear reactors are relatively safe, in my opinion. But, as I remarked, weapons of war are targets that the enemy will try to destroy. It is incredibly stupid to make fissionable materials targets.

Reply to  peter schell
February 11, 2022 7:35 pm

The problem is that the Democrat wokerati have replaced competent military leaders with leaping gaping imbeciles. There is no better way to destroy any organization’s morale and operational capability than to put fools in charge. The vaxx mandates have harmed about half your military personnel and the woke idiots will do the rest. Soon you won’t be able to defend your country against an over-aggressive troop of Girl Scouts on a cookie drive.

John Wilson
February 11, 2022 7:54 am

Can just see that Hummer stopping and asking the locals in Afghanistan where the nearest charging location?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  John Wilson
February 11, 2022 10:36 am

I remember once being on a GSA fieldtrip in Baja. We came to a small village that had a platform with a 55-gal drum of gasoline on the platform that supplied gasoline by gravity feed. That gave mobility to the villagers and visitors such as ourselves.

I can’t imagine a village of that size being able to afford either a very large swappable battery, or a real-time charging station that would be available 24/7. If gasoline is no longer readily available in the future, due to the efforts of the ‘woke’ intelligentsia, this will change the villager’s lives to what it was before the invention of the car.

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bonbon
February 11, 2022 7:58 am

Notice something really weird :
Sir Mike Bloomberg, billionaire, warrior against coal, is slated to become Pentagon Innovation Panel chair, and NATO chef Stoltenberg is slated for Norway’s Central Bank Governor.
A revolving door from military to finance!
Expect even weirder announcements!

Derg
Reply to  bonbon
February 12, 2022 4:51 am

Wasn’t there a drag Queen recently selected for a Biden post with no qualifications?

Fo HOme
February 11, 2022 8:02 am

That’s it. I am always late to the investment party. Not this time, i am investing heavily on MIL STD extension cord future contracts.

Peta of Newark
February 11, 2022 8:04 am

I still don’t like the term ‘Net Zero’
The ‘net’ part of it means burning of plants and trees, in which case its not Net Zero – it’s Total Zero for everybody and everything

Am reminded of, I think,a Star Trek episode..
Was there 2 planets had been having a war which had been rumbling on since forever. But just like on Earth, technology had advanced.
Thus, instead of launching missiles and stuff at each other, they sent what were effectively emails detailing the bomb/missile they would have sent and where it was aimed at.
A supercomputer at the receiving end worked then out how many casualties there’d be.
The message was passed out/around and the appropriate number of ‘volunteers’ duly arrived, of their own volition, at some sort of annihlation machine.
A sort of a cross between an orgasmatron and a (Star Trek) transporter that ‘transported’ you to…. somewhere that you never came back from.
Or were you actually vaporised ‘on-site’ as it were

No matter. Kirk threw his fists around, Spock did what Spocks do and it was all sorted.
= no more annylation machines, at which point a middle-aged and overly made-up tart appeared and had a game of Tonsil Tennis with Kirk

or was that in another episode………..
and another
and another
and another
….
….

Gordon A. Dressler
February 11, 2022 8:11 am

I guess the US Army will have to dig up some carbon credits to pay for all those helicopters and tanks that, realistically over the next 100 years, will not be able to operate successfully (beyond year 2050) without the use of combustion of fossil fuels and associated emissions of CO2.

Even 10-mile long extension cords won’t solve this problem. 🙂

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
February 11, 2022 10:40 am

They may actually have to finally retire the B-52s!

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
February 11, 2022 1:44 pm

The B-52 refit program for the H models (only ones left in service) extends their service lifetime into the 2050s. If so some of those airframes will be 90 years old when finally retired as all 102 H models were delivered between 1961 and 1963.

The B-52s stick around because they can still be very useful at a much lower operational cost than newer aircraft.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 11, 2022 7:41 pm

My point was, what will their payloads be if they have to carry a nuclear reactor around, replacing the weight of bombs they formerly could carry. What happens if that nuclear reactor falls from the sky after being shot by a missile or rail gun?

Joe Gordon
February 11, 2022 8:12 am

At least, in the future, when the terminally woke president decides to leave a bunch of military equipment in enemy hands, the equipment won’t work for very long.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Joe Gordon
February 11, 2022 10:45 am

If they had any real smarts, they would embed code in the microcontrollers that would require monthly updates with a new password to keep the vehicles and aircraft from being used by the enemy if captured. For that matter, they could require updates every time a fighter or helicopter was refueled recharged.

Curious George(@moudryj)
February 11, 2022 8:12 am

Why are the Air Force and the Navy lagging? We should be developing an AA-battery-powered jet fighter, and a frigate.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Curious George
February 11, 2022 9:26 am

“AA-battery-powered”?

That is so “old-age” thinking. The latest technology that Tesla is using in its autos is LFP chemistry in a 4680 form factor . . . that alone should allow Army tanks to extend their battery-powered range from, oh say, 30 miles to about 35 miles. I won’t comment on jet fighters and frigates.

Ain’t the progress of technology just great?

TonyG
Reply to  Curious George
February 11, 2022 10:54 am

No need for batteries for the navy, they can use wind.

Ed Zuiderwijk
February 11, 2022 8:14 am

Someone ought to tell Lloyd Austin that his brain has been washed.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
February 11, 2022 8:19 am

Overcooked by global warming.

ResourceGuy
February 11, 2022 8:15 am

Putin handlers must think this is disinformation strategies; Little do they know the depth of stupidity in donor funding drives.

DMacKenzie
February 11, 2022 8:15 am

Submarines have been electric for a long time, but grid connections were not available, so actually the Navy has been well ahead of the curve.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 11, 2022 8:38 am

“Submarines have been electric for a long time…”

‘Electric Boat’ is the name of a company that comes to mind. Of course, back in the day before nuclear reactors, subs had diesels for surface propulsion when they were underway and to charge the batteries for use when they were submerged below snorkel depth.

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oeman 50
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 11, 2022 10:13 am

True that.

mkelly
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 11, 2022 10:27 am

The last diesel submarine with electric drive was decommissioned in 1990. All others are nuclear powered with gear reduction drive. The only turbine electric submarine I remember was USS Tullibee. It was a one of a kind.

All the Russian subs I remember are gear reduction drive also.

Nuclear Subs have been used in emergencies to supply shore power.

Thank goodness our air raft carriers are nuclear powered but I fear for the planes. How would they refuel in flight?

Rah
Reply to  mkelly
February 11, 2022 11:02 am

USS Lexington, CV 2 had a Turbo-electric drive. It supplied electricity to Tacoma, WA when a drought dropped water levels so low that the hydroelectric sources they relied on were compromised.

The only reason the Navy willingly agreed to their new carrier being put to such use was it gave them a chance to test the limits of the system.

Gregory Woods
February 11, 2022 8:18 am

These people cannot be THAT stupid: It is treason!

Reply to  Gregory Woods
February 11, 2022 1:16 pm

These people cannot be THAT stupid.
Hmm.
Wanna bet?
In DC & Whitehall, there are a few, ambitious sorts mostly, who have known no serious threat to _ respectively _ the US & UK, who think this is not only reasonable but – so help me – needed, required, to avoid an ‘existential threat from computer games.
Mann-made computer games.
So . . . I suspect, sadly, that “they” can indeed be that stupid.

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John Peter
February 11, 2022 8:28 am

My big problem, as an ex soldier from the Cuban crisis time, is simply:
Why have all the four star generals and admirals not retired en masse?
Have they run out of types like George S. Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Chester W. Nimitz and William F. Halsey. I doubt these essential types of warriors required to win would put up with this nonsense. 

TonyG
Reply to  John Peter
February 11, 2022 10:56 am

Political promotions, John. Take a look at our current Joint Chiefs.

bonbon
Reply to  John Peter
February 12, 2022 1:58 am

Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis was on the board of Silicon Valley swindle Theranos.
Not known if he is in Sir Mike Bloomberg’s Pentagon Innovation Panel.
Utopians like Mattis refused to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Syria, disobeying orders from the Commander-in-Chief.

JFK had even worse problems with Generals and Cuba. The only reason we are actually here is he overrode them.
Truman , another utopian overrode Gen. McArthur and committed the single act of nuclear terrorism in history.

Rich Lambert
February 11, 2022 8:34 am

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin: “We face all kinds of threats in our line of work, but few of them truly deserve to be called existential. The climate crisis does. … Climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act.”

The country is facing an existential threat but it is not from the climate.

February 11, 2022 8:39 am

I have it on good authority, that charging points will be installed on all future battlefields, before the fighting commences. This will require UN agreement on the location of all future battlefields.

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  ralph ellis
February 11, 2022 9:08 am

but first they’ll have to do environmental impact studies- to protect the biodiversity /s

DonM
Reply to  ralph ellis
February 11, 2022 9:45 am

We will also need to follow the gentlemen rules of war and not unplug the opponent.

ResourceGuy
February 11, 2022 8:48 am

Add heavy batteries to the backpacks….for the children.

Joseph Zorzin
February 11, 2022 8:51 am

“Over the last three years, it boosted hybrid vehicles by 3,000 units. Those shifts cut Army non-tactical vehicle fleet costs more than $50 million and cut emissions per mile by 12 percent.”

Retiring vehicles prematurely- then claiming you save $50 million? Or were those replacements needed?

DonM
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 11, 2022 9:42 am

Planned obsolescence in the private sector (Bill Gates) guarantees future customers (if they don’t catch on and are insulted by the scam). Planned military obsolescence seems nefarious and reminds me of obama’s desire for forced energy obsolesce.

It’s hard not to become a raving conspiracy nut.

Laertes
February 11, 2022 9:02 am

American Army will be the first one in the history of the world that cannot fight during the night.

I’m sure the future Chinese historians will have a big laugh.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Laertes
February 11, 2022 10:50 am

I have been lead to believe from Hollywood movies that Indians indigenous peoples did not like to fight at night. It interfered with their nightly dancing around the bonfire.

Gordon A. Dressler
February 11, 2022 9:12 am

ALERT: Before commenting on WUWT regarding the above article, you may want to first read the separate, recent WUWT article regarding the DHS publication National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin – February 07, 2022 02:00 pm, the summary of which is available at:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/02/09/dhs-anyone-who-doubts-government-covid-19-positions-is-a-seditionist/ 

In the Summary paragraph of that bulletin, it implies that your posting might be part of the “threat environment: (1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions . . .” (my underlining emphasis added).

In other words, by criticizing Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth’s “climate strategy”, one might reasonably be deemed (by the media judges, whoever they are) as undermining public trust in a U.S. government institution, the US Army.

Am I worried about a “knock on my door in the dark”? See my separate post above.

Also, Let’s Go Brandon.

Rah
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
February 11, 2022 11:11 am

US Freedom convoy starts heading towards DC next week.

bonbon
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
February 12, 2022 2:03 am

If you have geo-location enabled, simple – a Reaper drone is on it’s way. Collateral damage, never – they are precise!

George Daddis
February 11, 2022 9:20 am

“We face all kinds of threats in our line of work, but few of them truly deserve to be called existential. The climate crisis does. … “

That one sentence alone should demonstrate Lloyd Austin does not have the intelligence to be in charge of a large military force.

There is absolutely NO evidence that life on earth is threatened (the definition of “existential”). It is exclusively the allegations of alarmist propagandists.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  George Daddis
February 11, 2022 10:53 am

What more ‘existential’ could a threat be than having to face an enemy whose intent was to ‘keel’ you? Austin seems to be unclear on what the actual role of the military should be.

mark
February 11, 2022 9:32 am

🤦‍♂️

Clyde Spencer
February 11, 2022 9:46 am

In spite of the recent surge in violence in the Middle East, war-related casualties have fallen over the last half-century, as temperatures have risen…

That looks to me like a spurious correlation. Today, the focus of war is destroying strategic infrastructure with bombs and long-range artillery instead of annihilating opposing armies.

Also, the evacuation and emergency treatment of wounded combatants has improved tremendously since the days of the US Civil war when the survivors of a head-on assault of a line of cannons were carried on stretchers to the surgical tent to have their limbs sawed off.
Treatment has even improved significantly since the Gulf War.

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Joseph Zorzin
February 11, 2022 9:47 am

Meanwhile

“France to build up to 14 new nuclear reactors by 2050, says Macron”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/10/france-to-build-up-to-14-new-nuclear-reactors-by-2050-says-macron

RLu
February 11, 2022 9:50 am

Does bombing your enemies back to the stone age, count towards net-zero energy use?
Plenty of coal fired powerplants in East-Asia that are potential ’emissions reductions’.

n.n
February 11, 2022 9:53 am

In the modern model, the scientific method may infer or identify with a conclusion.

whatlanguageisthis
February 11, 2022 9:54 am

The Army said through 2020 it retired 18,000 non-tactical vehicles.

Do they count the vehicles left in Afghanistan in this metric for 2021?

Bruce Cobb
February 11, 2022 10:06 am

Yes. Because our enemies, whoever they may be will also be “going green”, in order to “save the planet”. Because they will follow the same rules we do, and if not, they will be shamed into doing so. It wouldn’t be fair for us to hobble our army, and they not do the same. Fair is fair.

Tom Gelsthorpe
February 11, 2022 10:25 am

How about protecting the country from actual enemies, rather than chasing the fever dreams of doomsday hypochondriacs?

Nicholas Harding
Reply to  Tom Gelsthorpe
February 11, 2022 12:32 pm

We need a writing campaign. Part of this idea is inspired by the Manhattan Contrarian. Write the Sec Army, your Senators, Senator Cotton, AOC. We need a test Brigade to work out the bugs. We cannot go full fool into this without first testing this at a Combined Arms Brigade level, then Division Level and then higher. Pick a “rising star general” to be the leader….maybe a Trans General. And then do war games at Fort Irwin against a Fossil Fuel Brigade, just to work out the bugs, and maybe against a couple of NATO ally brigades, say in Germany or Poland. Just to see where the rough spots are……a real chance for someone to earn some stars……..I remember having a small generator to run my TOC…ran on diesel fuel, but that only had a few radios and some lights that needed to run.

Nick B.
February 11, 2022 10:52 am

The term “Charge!” has a new meaning.

It will be charge break instead of truce.

Andy Pattullo
February 11, 2022 12:28 pm

They’re well on their way. The billions in military equipment abandoned in Afghanistan now have zero emissions. The naval fleet will also achieve zero emissions once it is docked perpetually to allow all sailors to undergo compulsory equity, diversity and inclusion training. The entire armed forces should have zero emissions once they are killed or rounded up and imprisoned by any number foreign enemy forces who don’t believe in running a military on unicorn farts. If only the politicians who drive this idiocy could reach zero emissions before any of their plans come to pass.

HOJO
February 11, 2022 12:48 pm

How can we stop this mad trend to give in to climate change tyranny . This is pure bollocks.
Covid is not almost over but climate change lockdowns are lurking and this time i think our goose is cooked. I am loosing all patience with the sheep and need to find a way out, maybe move to , well hell no where to move to, so be it

Richard Hill
Reply to  HOJO
February 11, 2022 4:58 pm

Public hysteria is not new. History tells us that they die out of their own accord. Why did they stop burning witches? Does anyone know?. The climate hysteria will probably die out, starting soon. Or, be replaced by another hysteria or a real war.

Old Cocky
February 11, 2022 12:51 pm

It looks like the top brass are viewing this as a Y2K-style funding opportunity to upgrade from ageing equipment.

ResourceGuy
February 11, 2022 12:56 pm

Well, at least they will be able to defend Camp David.

February 11, 2022 1:14 pm

They are making the army less capable.

guest
February 11, 2022 1:54 pm

On the bright side, this would make US military interventions unfeasible. As expensive as renewables are, this could save far more lives and money, just not in the way intended.

Martin Pinder
February 11, 2022 2:08 pm

And what about explosives? Made from coal & oil & produce CO2, CO & oxides of nitrogen, or has someone invented a carbon free explosive? Hell, they could use electrically generated compressed air! This climate change decarbonisation madness gets more looney everyday.

Danley Wolfe
February 11, 2022 2:37 pm

More reposts from other website hoo humm.

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2022 3:34 pm

Those solar panels look like they’re shaded to me

max
February 11, 2022 5:12 pm

I’ll take “Things That Will Never Happen for $1000, Alex”.

February 11, 2022 6:14 pm

The “Rating” is for the “Article”, not for bonus chapter #2 add-on.

The U.S. Army outlined a climate change strategy Tuesday that included halving greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2005 levels this decade, greening its vehicle fleet, running on carbon-free power and ultimately hitting net-zero emissions by 2050.”

Any high ranking military officers that believes this specious plan should be sacked before they destroy the military.

The Army said through 2020 it retired 18,000 non-tactical vehicles.”

Catastrophically leaving vehicles in Afghanistan is not “retiring” them!

Tom
February 11, 2022 7:23 pm

I did some work on a military truck in the early decade of this century. It started production in the 90s but was first designed not long after WWII ended. That’s far less time than now until 2050. Some of its unclassified performance requirements included:
Start and run at -40 in Alaska or Siberia and Start and run at 100+ in the Sahara.
Drive away from extraction from a flying airplane without a parachute to slow the decent.
Protect the occupants from an IED under the hull and run with only a day to repair.
Protect the occupants from a close range .50 cal bullet.
Structure to be lifted with a crane or helicopter.
Store protective gear for toxic gas and nuclear exposure.
Ford a river deeper than the top of the engine.
Drive away with bullet holes in all of the tires.
And more.

And now Biden thinks he can make them run on sun beams and unicorn farts?

Doonman
February 11, 2022 9:17 pm

“Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex” ~ Frank Zappa

Dennis
February 11, 2022 10:11 pm

A new kind of cavalry but armed with electrical plugs, standing in a row waiting for the order ….

CHARGE!

Dennis
February 11, 2022 10:15 pm

Very recently I read a blog comment about a family in Australia caught in the December 2019 bushfires on the South Coast of NSW, with their EV. Police ordered people to evacuate the area as quickly as possible so the driver headed to a service station that stocks liquid fuels and has an EV recharging unit.

The electricity supply had been cut by the bushfire, the family was stuck without transport, but a local young man driving his 4WD crew cab ute offered to take them and their luggage to a safety zone.

The EV was burnt out, an insurance claim.

MR166
February 12, 2022 5:55 am

The US military better reevaluate it’s mission. Are they going to prepare to fight an imaginary climate change or prepare to fight an actual threat to the US. It looks to me that they are only preparing to fight a domestic war, i.e. the non-woke conservatives.
The US military better reevaluate it’s mission. Are they going to prepare to fight an imaginary climate change or prepare to fight an actual threat to the US. It looks to me that they are only preparing to fight a domestic war, i.e. the non-woke conservatives.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/02/11/pentagons-national-defense-university-host-lecture-case-democratic-socialism/

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Enlightened Archivist
February 12, 2022 12:14 pm

No wonder the Russians are threatening Ukraine.

Carbon500
February 13, 2022 6:01 am

How the enemies of western society must be laughing at this idiocy!

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