Army Releases New Plan to ‘Mitigate’ Climate Change – Defense Sec Austin: The U.S. Army needs to ‘immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change’

From Climate Depot

Via Military.comThe 50-page plan, which is an extension of the service’s overall Army Climate Strategy released earlier this year, offers a series of ambitious goals to meet Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s 2021 call to “immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change considerations” as the Pentagon points to several instances of climate change-related events that have affected the services.

The Climate Strategy Implementation Plan said: “While the Army cannot address all or even most GHG emissions, the right initiatives, investments, and policies can significantly reduce Army GHG emissions while at the same time enhancing readiness.” … The Army is looking to further reduce that consumption, while battening down the hatches for the damage climate change will likely bring. … 

“As extreme weather becomes commonplace, the Army must adapt its installations, acquisition programs, and training so that the Army can operate in this changing environment and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth in a Wednesday press release.

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By: Admin – Climate Depot

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/10/05/army-releases-new-plan-mitigate-climate-change.html

By Drew F. Lawrence

Excerpt: The Army on Wednesday released its new plan describing how it intends to combat climate change built around trying to survive increasingly extreme weather while limiting the service’s contribution to the problem. 

While the plan offers ways to reduce climate change, it does so without directly acknowledging the military’s hand in exacerbating the problem as one of the largest industry emitters of greenhouse gases in the world.

As the Pentagon pushes through what many experts describe as likely irreversible impacts to the planet resulting from emissions, the service’s plan is founded on one very Army word: mitigation.

The 50-page plan, which is an extension of the service’s overall Army Climate Strategy released earlier this year, offers a series of ambitious goals to meet Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s 2021 call to “immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change considerations” as the Pentagon points to several instances of climate change-related events that have affected the services.

“Dangerous levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) have already accumulated in the Earth’s atmosphere,” the Climate Strategy Implementation Plan said. “While the Army cannot address all or even most GHG emissions, the right initiatives, investments, and policies can significantly reduce Army GHG emissions while at the same time enhancing readiness.”

“In climate change terms, this is known as ‘mitigation,’” it continued.

One area where climate change is causing challenges for the Army is by creating increasingly extreme weather.

“The effects of extreme weather exacerbated by climate change have already had profound impacts on the DOD,” a Pentagon press release said Monday, going on to describe damages to military installations as a result of extreme weather and rising sea levels.

In 2018, Hurricane Michael demolished at least half of the structures on Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, costing $5 billion to fix, according to the release, one example of the potential impact of extreme weather on military facilities.

The increase in extreme weather will also put a strain on the National Guard‘s disaster response abilities, the Pentagon said, as the country watched Guardsmen rescue people from extreme weather in Kentucky and Florida recently.

The Army also included an ominous warning about the broader risks that climate change poses for the military.

“Indeed, climate change has been described as a ‘threat multiplier,’” the plan said. “Extreme drought and flooding will displace individuals and communities, increasing the potential for human conflict and the demand for Army humanitarian relief and disaster response at home and abroad.”

“For the foreseeable future, climate impacts will disrupt Army activities and increase the frequency of crisis deployments,” the plan added.

But in trying to explain the impact and countermeasures the military will take, the services have generally been reticent to address the scale of military emissions.

As of 2019, the military has released over 1,000 million metric tons of greenhouse gases since 2001, according to a study from Brown University’s Watson Institute.

The Pentagon produced a total of “527 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent from 2010 to 2017, an average of  about 66 million metric tons per year in this period, roughly the same greenhouse gas emissions of 14 million passenger cars driven for one year,” according to the study.

The military was also the single largest consumer of energy in the United States at the time, although as the Global War on Terror has come to a close, the energy consumption levels have steadily dipped over the last decade.

The Army is looking to further reduce that consumption, while battening down the hatches for the damage climate change will likely bring.

“As extreme weather becomes commonplace, the Army must adapt its installations, acquisition programs, and training so that the Army can operate in this changing environment and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth in a Wednesday press release. “This climate implementation plan will improve our resiliency and readiness in the face of these changes.”

Some of the Army’s goals outlined in the Climate Strategy Plan include the introduction of an Electric Light Reconnaissance vehicle next year — the first in what the service hopes to be a long line of rechargeable combat vehicles by 2050. Additionally, the Army wants to provide “100% carbon-pollution-free electricity” for all its installations by 2030; achieve a reduction of 50% greenhouse emissions for all Army buildings by 2032; and achieve “net-zero” emissions for all installations by 2045.

The plan released Wednesday is meant to provide guidance on how to support those goals.  Instructions include “using existing Army processes” to reach the goals, tracking emission closely, and allowing subordinate units to participate in “technology assessment and demonstration programs which provide resources to test and validate new ideas.”

The Air Force released its own climate action plan a few hours before its sister branch, promising a net-zero emissions goal by 2046, according to NBC News.

— Drew F. Lawrence can be reached at drew.lawrence@military.com. Follow him on Twitter @df_lawrence.

Related: Army Lays Out Ambitious Goals to Combat Climate Change, Including Electric Tactical Vehicles

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Editor
October 7, 2022 11:08 am

This should be an entertaining thread. I’ll be back.

Regards,
Bob Tisdale

Bryan A
Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 7, 2022 12:46 pm

Someone ought to instruct these Yahoos on the art and facts of Warfare…something which can’t be waged with EVs on the battlefield.
Tank battle for 20 minutes then need to stop and recharge overnight for the next 20 minutes skirmish.
Or…
A well placed depleted uranium armor piercing round and the battery pack erupts destroying all assets within

Oldseadog
Reply to  Bryan A
October 7, 2022 1:36 pm

Someone aught to instruct these yahoos on the facts of so-called climate change and teach them what if any effect CO2 has on the temperature of the planet.

HotScot
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 7, 2022 2:00 pm

I suspect they are learning the lesson. The hard way.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 7, 2022 4:44 pm

And point out to them their “As extreme weather becomes commonplace …” is a flat-out lie. Tell them to consult the studies contained in the UN IPCC AR6 showing no increase in the frequency, intensity nor duration of adverse weather events.

Scissor
Reply to  Bryan A
October 7, 2022 2:15 pm

There are so many Trojan Horses lining up it seems like it’s going to be a humdinger of a derby.

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Bryan A
October 7, 2022 3:45 pm

It’s been said that one of the prime reasons that our nation has been dragged into so may wars since WWII is, the believed need to have a hardened cadre, fully schooled by fire in the art of war.
So much for that excuse.

KcTaz
Reply to  Bryan A
October 7, 2022 8:06 pm

Now that they have an EV Hummer, I read it takes four days to charge it back to full, so it would seem that charging a tank which had run for 20 minutes and then run out of juice, a whole lot longer than overnight to charge. Maybe tanks have better batteries or….?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 9:05 pm

Whatever a tank weighs, replacing the diesel engine and fuel tank with a battery will add considerably more weight. It remains to be seen how long said battery will last with the discharge rate necessary to move such behemoths.

Bryan A
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 7, 2022 11:09 pm

Hence my 20 minute guesstimate

Bryan A
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 11:08 pm

The only thing for certain is that, if it runs on Batteries, it’s TANKless

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Bryan A
October 7, 2022 9:01 pm

A single, well-placed Barrett .50-caliber DU round would short out the battery.

Richard Page
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 8, 2022 2:53 pm

I’d use a tungsten penetrator round over DU for preference and an M2HB not the Barrett. The main reason the USA uses DU instead of Tungsten, despite Tungstens slightly better performance, is that the US has tons of the stuff hanging around as a cheap byproduct and very, very little Tungsten. During the 80’s the USA couldn’t pay people to take it away then some bright spark suggested using it in armour defeating rounds and tank armour, and a new industry was born.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Richard Page
October 9, 2022 11:15 am

I understand that when DU fragments it also spontaneously ignites from the heat and increased surface area.

Richard Page
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 9, 2022 12:04 pm

It can but it is also far more brittle than tungsten and friable – it has a tendency to occasionally fragment instead of penetrating. The tungsten penetrator would be far more reliable but if you use DU then use something with a higher rate of fire to offset the rounds that don’t penetrate. DU can ignite upon impact, not fragmentation, which would be a completely irrelevant property when you’re trying to hit a device that has a tendency to self-ignite without any help anyway.

Redge
Reply to  Bryan A
October 8, 2022 4:19 am

That’s if the tank doesn’t spontaneously ignite its own batteries first

October 7, 2022 11:12 am

How about a nuclear winter? Would that help?

Scissor
Reply to  E. Schaffer
October 7, 2022 2:04 pm

Right after armageddon.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Scissor
October 7, 2022 4:46 pm

FJB and F Leftists.

John VC
October 7, 2022 11:13 am

I can see it now—a battalion of solar powered tanks moving into battle during a snow storm

Gunga Din
Reply to  John VC
October 7, 2022 4:27 pm

And infantry support will armed with M2A1 assault snow shovels!

AndyHce
Reply to  John VC
October 7, 2022 5:28 pm

Once upon a time it was common practice to suspend hostilities while winters and other adverse conditions prevailed. This is all part of returning to the pastoral practices of yesteryear that are to be forced upon all the peasants.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  John VC
October 7, 2022 9:06 pm

Only fight in the Summer.

Redge
Reply to  John VC
October 8, 2022 4:21 am

I thought snow was now a thing of the past

October 7, 2022 11:18 am

I don’t think shooting clouds will help.

Yirgach
Reply to  John Shewchuk
October 7, 2022 12:53 pm

Wilhelm Reich certainly thought it was a good idea.
That’s why he created his Cloud Shooter.

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Reply to  Yirgach
October 7, 2022 1:04 pm

That’s terrific. The Army should put those on their tanks — and the Navy on their ships — and the Air Force on their jets … but only if they’re solar or wind powered.

Gunga Din
Reply to  John Shewchuk
October 7, 2022 4:25 pm

At least they’re finally acknowledging water vapor is a GHG.
Next after going Carbon Free and Nitrogen Free will DHMO Free!

Tom Halla
October 7, 2022 11:27 am

Pure virtue signaling.

Ted
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 7, 2022 2:57 pm

No, this is impure virtue signaling.

Drake
Reply to  Ted
October 7, 2022 4:11 pm

No. This, like EVERYHING the left does is a make work project for leftists.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Drake
October 7, 2022 4:47 pm

For crony capitalists of all stripes.

KcTaz
Reply to  Drake
October 7, 2022 8:12 pm

No, like EVERYTHING the left does, this is a make rich project for Lefty politicians and their rich pals who will kickback some of the green dollar bills which is what these climate nutters really care about.

ResourceGuy
October 7, 2022 11:27 am

Yes, prioritize as in Obama putting solar panels on the roofs of VA hospitals while VA employees falsified wait list numbers for services inside the buildings.

b.nice
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 7, 2022 1:59 pm

As Obamy’s seaside mansion got solar power or a wind turbine?

Joel
Reply to  b.nice
October 7, 2022 3:40 pm

He installed 1 or 2 very large propane tank

KcTaz
Reply to  Joel
October 7, 2022 8:14 pm

It was two and I’ve seen many pictures of the Obamas mansion and have never seen a single solar panel anywhere. I’ve never seen any boats on the grounds, either, so I wonder how they are going to escape the rising sea we are told is coming?

ResourceGuy
October 7, 2022 11:28 am

This is another item I hope the brave Ukrainians are not seeing now.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 7, 2022 1:24 pm

That’s probably why Biden sent the weapons to Ukraine and left a load in Afghanistan – the US Army won’t need them for the war on climate change!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Richard Page
October 8, 2022 5:51 am

Biden and Obama ran the U.S. military out of ammunition during the Obama administration. Trump said on his first day in office, the Defense Secretary came to him and told him the military was critically short of ammunition.

Joe and Democrats don’t pay much attention to defending the United States. They have other priorities that distract them, like turning the United States into a Democrat Dictatorship.

David Kamakaris
October 7, 2022 11:28 am

The US Army is going to prioritize climate change??? The Chinese must be delirious with glee.

WTF!!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  David Kamakaris
October 8, 2022 5:57 am

Yes, we have a bunch of fools in charge of handling our national defense.

You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that this unreasonable fear of CO2 is indeed unreasonable, and there is no reason to believe that any mitigation will be required.

It’s not good when your military leaders are living in a false reality. And it’s really bad when they act on it. Our military leaders are divorced from reality when it comes to CO2. What else are they confused about? Nuclear war?

Editor
October 7, 2022 11:28 am

The US Army has fought in all sorts of “extreme weather” over the years – deserts, mountains, jungles, Arctic.

I don’t recall them needing a Climate Strategy during World War II or in Vietnam!

mikewaite
Reply to  Paul Homewood
October 7, 2022 11:52 am

And Washington would never have dared to cross the Delaware .

HotScot
Reply to  Paul Homewood
October 7, 2022 2:05 pm

The Vietnamese and Taliban fought low carbon wars. Barely a tank or aeroplane between them. And they kicked the west out both countries.

Maybe there’s something to be said for low carbon conflict.

Joel
Reply to  HotScot
October 7, 2022 3:41 pm

An armored division was used by North Vietnam to capture Saigon.

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  Joel
October 7, 2022 8:19 pm

The North Vietnamese renewed hostilities and rolled their tanks into Saigon inspired by the treachery Democratic Party who voted in congress to sever the resupply of American armaments to the South Vietnamese Army …..I wonder how Joe voted ?…….Watching the fiasco in Afghanistan was almost deja vu

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Stuart Hamish
October 8, 2022 6:35 am

Joe voted against South Vietnam.

The irony is when the North Vietnamese made their final push into South Vietnam, they created a traffic jam in northern South Vietnam to the point that their whole Army was stuck in place. Perfect targets for American B-52 bombers.

American generals finally had the North Vietnamese Army out in the open where American generals like to fight, but by this time there was no way the Democrats were going to send U.S. forces back into South Vietnam, even though they were morally and legally obligated to do so under the peace agreement that was signed.

Never depend on a radical Democrat to defend you. They won’t do it. They’ve proven it time and time again. You can’t count on them when the going gets tough.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  HotScot
October 8, 2022 6:20 am

“The Vietnamese and Taliban fought low carbon wars. Barely a tank or aeroplane between them. And they kicked the west out both countries.”

You are implying that the U.S. military was defeated in both countries. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The one who was defeated in both wars was Joe Biden, the Appeaser. He was instrumental in creating the human tragedies in Vietnam and Afghanistan.

Perhaps by “west” you meant the political leadership. You would be correct in that context to an extent. Biden and the other Democrat appeasers were not kicked out of Vietnam or Afghanistan, they volutarily left and threw the Vietnamese and the Afghans to the wolves without a second thought.

Joe Biden was a congressman in 1972 who voted to defund the South Vietnamese military and voted to pull all U.S. troops out of South Vietnam. This was back when the Democrats had complete control of both Houses of Congress, to the point that they overrode President Ford’s veto when the Democrats slashed South Vietnam’s military budget.

And of course, now this appeaser is president, and we saw what he did in Afghanistan. The man has no soul.

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Gunga Din
Reply to  Paul Homewood
October 7, 2022 4:15 pm

D-Day is one example where the threat of weather didn’t rule the day.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Gunga Din
October 7, 2022 9:11 pm

Actually, the threat did play a role. They just got lucky because they didn’t rely on CO2-biased computer weather models. They relied on slide rules and human judgement.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 7, 2022 9:46 pm

😎

KcTaz
Reply to  Paul Homewood
October 7, 2022 8:21 pm

Nor did they need a Cliimate Strategy for Iraq War I or Iraq War II in which our son fought and I have it on his authority that Iraq is really, really hot except when it’s really cold. I got an emergency call from him when the heater in the hanger where he was a Crew Chief for the chopper he was on went out. The very nice man I ordered it from who did ship to military addresses wouldn’t charge me for the shipping.

PCman999
Reply to  KcTaz
October 8, 2022 1:09 am

Boggles the mind that your son had to get you to order a heater that for some reason the military couldn’t do.

Is it a wonder that Putin wasn’t afraid to invade Ukraine??

Tim Spence
October 7, 2022 11:29 am

The US army has had to withdraw it’s new ultra safe rifle the ‘woke1’. Front line troops complained that many enemy combatants didn’t understand the English word ‘BANG’ that unfurled from a stick and as a consequence the rifle offered little deterrent. Further research revealed that in close combat the stick could ‘have someone’s eye out’ and the rifle is to be withdrawn.

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william Johnston
Reply to  Tim Spence
October 7, 2022 11:46 am

Prudent!

Dave Fair
Reply to  william Johnston
October 7, 2022 4:52 pm

And the soldiers are cautioned not to run with bayonets.

As a Drill Sgt., to my trainees: “What is the purpose of the bayonet?” “To kill, Drill Sgt., to kill!”

KcTaz
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 7, 2022 8:22 pm

You were a drill sgt., Dave? What branch?

Dave Fair
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 9:11 pm

During that period, the Army Reserves. It was a hoot!

After two years as a draftee and graduating college I joined the Army Reserves to go to officer’s candidate school (OCS) to get some supervisory credentials for resumes. By the time I finished unit-required Drill Sgt. training, I had already obtained a supervisory position. I was having so much fun as a Drill Sgt. I never did go to OCS.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Tim Spence
October 7, 2022 12:56 pm

Don’t laugh, you’re closer to the truth than anyone would think…

Quote:”A council rejected planting fruit trees in a public place amid fears windfalls could be “used as missiles”.

From Auntie B of course. It’ll be in the grauniad also

HotScot
Reply to  Peta of Newark
October 7, 2022 2:41 pm

To be fair to the BBC, for once even they are taking the piss out of this in that article.

HotScot
Reply to  Tim Spence
October 7, 2022 2:36 pm

Woke2 has been designed to address it’s predecessors shortcomings.

The unfurling ‘Bang’ flag will be replaced with a rainbow equivalent.

The really hurtful percussion deployment will be replaced with a virtually silent compressed CO2 expulsion unit which will be tracked by the combatants battlefield cellphone.

It will monitor the users carbon credits and, via his/her/its digital banking app and adjust the users ability to buy food, chocolate (It’s not food, it’s a necessity) water and gasoline accordingly on his/her/its return to civilian life.

Ve muzt learn zat vatever ve do haz ze conzequenzes on ze planet. Ze conflictz politicianz inztigate muzt be fought rezponzibly. Bitch Zlapping iz ze crime againzt humanity.

Everyzing iz your fault.

(Bezt I could do Tim. Not a shade on yourz but tanks thankz for the inzpiration.).

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  HotScot
October 7, 2022 9:15 pm

Reminiscent of a Star Trek episode with computer-simulated war and real deaths.

stinkerp
October 7, 2022 11:29 am

So the modest 18 cm of sea level rise and 1° C temperature increase over the last century which has no discernible effect on “extreme weather” or droughts; to which humans have easily adapted as they did to even more extreme conditions over the last 20,000 years with primitive technology; is a “priority” for the U.S. Army? Odd. I always thought defending the U.S. against all enemies, foreign and domestic with the best training and equipment available, was the priority.

I don’t think you’re the right man for the job, Lloyd. Give Putin a call. He seems to hire a lot of feckless military leaders.

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Graham
Reply to  stinkerp
October 7, 2022 11:48 am

Try selling this bullshi! to the Ukrainians .
The damage that Putin has inflicted on the Ukraine will cost billions to rebuild and must have released millions of tonnes of green house gases.
The army in any country is there for one purpose and that is to defend their country from aggressors.
The world knows that the US army has fought many small wars around the world to try and help keep world peace .
You would think that climate change would be very low on the armies list of essential missions.
The world has gone woke which will not end well .

Fraizer
Reply to  Graham
October 7, 2022 12:21 pm

Payton once said they “Your goal is not to die for your country; it’s to make the other some of a bitch die for his”.

The job of the military is to serve as a deterrent. Failing that, its job is to kill people and break things.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Fraizer
October 7, 2022 1:17 pm

General George Smith Patton Jr., US Army

Fraizer
Reply to  John Hultquist
October 8, 2022 5:11 pm

Ooh. Just saw that. I hate Typos.

Richard Page
Reply to  Fraizer
October 7, 2022 1:27 pm

The job of the military is to defeat the enemy by any and all means possible, killing is often counter-productive to it’s job.

H.R.
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 6:32 pm

Wounding/maiming an enemy soldier ties up more of the enemy’s resources than k!lling a soldier.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  H.R.
October 7, 2022 9:18 pm

That’s one reason that the Army downgraded from 7.62mm M14s to 5.56mm M16s, contrary to what one reads in the MSM.

The Other Nick
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 8, 2022 5:48 am

But the 5.56mm does not work as well as a nice 7.62mm round.

Though I have read a 6mm is a good mid choice.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  The Other Nick
October 9, 2022 11:18 am

From what I have read, the military is now exploring such a ‘Goldilocks’ round.

KcTaz
Reply to  Graham
October 7, 2022 8:37 pm

“The world knows that the US army has fought many small wars around the world to try and help keep world peace.”

Is that why we have fought so many wars since WWII, to keep peace? Huh. It doesn’t seem to be working except for the four years under Trump. Maybe they should put this Climate money into keeping the peace instead of worrying about the weather? Not fighting more wars would do wonders for reducing CO2 and the real climate.
Just a thought.

markl
October 7, 2022 11:33 am

A Woke military is an ineffective military. How the Marxists convinced the military to carry their flag is beyond me.

Scissor
Reply to  markl
October 7, 2022 2:07 pm

Blowing a tranny used to mean you had to get your car repaired.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Scissor
October 7, 2022 4:58 pm

+42X42^42 It actually made me laugh out loud.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Scissor
October 7, 2022 9:21 pm

Like the old joke about the rainbow-colored electrons going around blowing all the fuses.

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  markl
October 7, 2022 2:19 pm

The didn’t have to do any “convincing”.

The Democrats have been installing Marxists in positions of power for a few decades.

After installing Marxists in most of the General and Admiral positions, the rest was easy.

A Marxist as CIC, helps too!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
October 8, 2022 6:50 am

“A Marxist as CIC, helps too!”

That’s the key. Then the generals at least have to sound like they agree with him, if they want to keep their jobs.

I’m not sure how many military leaders actually believe that humans are causing the climate to change. Let’s hope it’s just the leadership kowtowing to the boss’ delusions, while simultaneously keeping the military in good shape.

starzmom
Reply to  markl
October 7, 2022 4:30 pm

It used to be that the military put more guns in the hands of 18 year olds than anybody else, and taught them how to use them. I guess that one is out the window too.

AndyHce
Reply to  markl
October 7, 2022 5:35 pm

Groom 5th column recruits from childhood.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  markl
October 7, 2022 9:20 pm

The military takes orders from the Commander in Chief, ‘respectfully’ known as Airhead I.

Ron Long
October 7, 2022 11:41 am

I don’t know why I feel an urge to laugh, because it’s not funny.

Cam_S
October 7, 2022 11:52 am

Pompeo has a few things to says about USAF climate change policy.
– – – – – – – –

Mike Pompeo blasts Air Force climate plan that would see bases operate at net-zero emissions by using ‘ultra-efficient’ planes and electric cars:
‘China’s Air Force is not obsessing about green energy’
The U.S. Air Force and Space Force released a climate action plan Wednesday
The plan includes a goal of operating bases at net-zero emissions by 2046 by using ‘ultra-efficient’ planes and electric cars
But former secretary of state Mike Pompeo blasted the plan: ‘I can guarantee you that the China’s Air Force is not obsessing about green energy’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11290347/Mike-Pompeo-blasts-Air-Force-climate-action-plan.html

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Cam_S
October 7, 2022 12:09 pm

An “‘ultra-efficient’ plane” is a hangar queen—zero emissions.

Ron Long
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
October 7, 2022 6:02 pm

I don’t think you’re supposed to say “queen” anymore.

jeffery p
Reply to  Cam_S
October 7, 2022 1:54 pm

There has to be a reason China hasn’t attacked. Our military is certainly of little deterrence. We are under-manned, under-funded and too much equipment lacks spare parts.

Drake
Reply to  jeffery p
October 7, 2022 4:17 pm

But don’t worry, what does run will have no fuel due to Brandon draining the Political Petroleum Reserve.

starzmom
Reply to  Cam_S
October 7, 2022 4:33 pm

I always thought an efficient military plane went very fast and had efficient and accurate weaponry. But what do I know?

Stephen Lindsay-Yule
October 7, 2022 11:53 am

“Dangerous levels of greenhouse gases” no such thing. As of 2019, the military has released over 1,000 million metric tons of greenhouse gases since 2001. Like carbon dioxide never gets sequestered or absorbed by water molecules. Ridiculous figure and article.

Jon R
October 7, 2022 11:56 am

So the military is going to round up “climate deniers”. OK then

John Shotsky
October 7, 2022 11:58 am

Even the military has drank the cool aid. It is completely wrong-headed to try to stop climate change, because that is what climate does – always. It is foolish to assume it is caused by humans, and it is even more foolish to spend money on emission reductions, since that will not affect climate in the least.
Where money should be spent is in mitigating the effects of (inevitable) climate change. We should be strengthening our energy systems, not dismantling them. All of these billions of dollars being spent will not help us confront ‘real’ climate change. Since we are in an interglacial already, the next change will be a glacial period. Crops will fail, snow won’t melt all year, and ice will accumulate. THAT is what we need to prepare for, not reductions in emissions, which will accomplish exactly nothing but a reduction in our readiness for ‘real’ climate change.

Dave Fair
Reply to  John Shotsky
October 7, 2022 7:34 pm

Look at the bright side: We get rid of New York City, Boston, Chicago & etc.

KcTaz
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 7, 2022 8:42 pm

Does that include Detroit? An Ice Age might be worth it if it did.

Dave Fair
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 9:20 pm

It appears so.

KcTaz
Reply to  John Shotsky
October 7, 2022 8:51 pm

John, the military and the President might want to worry about feeding Military families. It’s reported their wages are so low, they can’t afford food with the rising prices. Last I heard, they are considering Food Stamps. I would have thought they could get them already. Surely the Gov. doesn’t deny Food Stamps to the Military, or do they?
Of all the jobs people do, I can’t imagine one that deserves more pay more than the US Military but, I guess the Democrats don’t agree.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  KcTaz
October 8, 2022 6:57 am

I saw a report the other day where military families are having to resort to Food Stamps.

That’s not a very good recruiting tool.

Biden and the other radical Democrats are spending 370 billion dollars on “climate change” while military families go hungry.

I must say, I’m not surprised. This is just what I would expect radical Democrats to do. They are completely divorced from reality.

otsar
October 7, 2022 12:23 pm

What is really worrisome is that if the Biden administration does not replace the weapons sent to Ukraine, then it is an underhanded way to disarm the USA.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  otsar
October 7, 2022 9:26 pm

Just a follow-up to Afghanistan. Could anybody really be that stupid? It must have been done on purpose.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 8, 2022 7:02 am

I think Biden could be that stupid. He set a due date to get out of Afghanistan, and damn the consequences. That’s just what I would expect him to do.

I’m surprised he is hanging in there in Ukraine as long as he has. His appeaser mindset does seem to still be active as he still refuses to give the Ukrainian military all the weapons they need. He’s still holding back. So is Germany from reports, but that’s not surprising as they are rather pacifist after what they have been through in the past.

saveenergy
October 7, 2022 12:41 pm

A few kids with slingshots smashing the solar panels could defeat an army …
proper David & Goliath !!!

Bob
October 7, 2022 12:42 pm

Repetitious trash. Makes me ashamed to have been a soldier. These morons need to stand in a field and show us how CAGW is hurting them. Then someone needs to shoot them and they can explain how much worse the climate was for them. To say nothing of grenades, mortars, artillery or bombs. What a sorry bunch of POS they are, they all need to be fired immediately.

H.R.
Reply to  Bob
October 7, 2022 6:17 pm

What concerns me, Bob, is how long will it take the guys to apply makeup and put on false eyelashes before they are ready for their 11:00 am engagement with the enemy?

And another thing… is the supply Seargent making sure there are enough solar nails ready to deploy in case they break a nail in combat?

“MEDIC!!! Major lipstick smear over here!”

[edit: cleanup on aisles 3, 4, and 7]

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Bob
Reply to  H.R.
October 8, 2022 2:15 pm

The civilian leadership of our military is disgraceful, I’m afraid the same can be said about some of our generals. It’s revolting.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 7, 2022 12:45 pm

Is this a fake or is this what they have in mind?

James Woods
Gunga Din
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 7, 2022 4:07 pm

Well, it’d cost less than the “geo-engineering” schemes.
The nukes are already paid for.

H.R.
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 7, 2022 6:41 pm

“Could a small nuclear war reverse global warming?”


There’s no such thing as a “nuclear dust up” or a “slight disagreement with nuclear weapons”.

I’d expect that anything nuclear would tend to quickly get out of hand.

KcTaz
Reply to  H.R.
October 7, 2022 9:02 pm

I take it you don’t subscribe to the Zelensky method of warfare, then? This is his latest demand.

Zelensky calls for ‘preemptive strikes’ from NATO to keep Russia from using nukes
https://bit.ly/3ymjrKo
10/6/22

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on NATO to conduct “preemptive strikes” against Russian targets to prevent their use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

The president said these strikes “are needed so that [the Russians] know what awaits them if they use nuclear weapons” on Thursday during an event with the Australian think tank the Lowy Institute. “Not the other way around, waiting for Russia’s nuclear strikes and then saying, ‘Oh, you’ve done that, then get this…’”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/zelensky-calls-for-e2-80-98preemptive-strikes-e2-80-99-from-nato-to-keep-russia-from-using-nukes/ar-AA12GwHJ

Richard Page
Reply to  KcTaz
October 8, 2022 8:46 am

I can think of no better way to guarantee that Putin will use nuclear weapons. Whose side is Zelensky on?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  H.R.
October 7, 2022 9:29 pm

The only redeeming factor is that apparently only about 60% of the Russian missiles have performed as expected. So, the effective size of Russia’s nuclear arsenal is likely to be 60% of what we think it is.

Richard Page
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 8, 2022 3:10 pm

Oh that certainly is a relief, to think I was worried there for a moment. So Russia has 6,300 warheads and missiles but only 1,588 ready-to-fire missiles; so only 953 of the ready missiles will do what Putin wants, the other 635 will do something frickin unpredictable? Well I am so amazingly reassured by that information, you have no idea!

Given that the US nuclear deterrent launch/guidance systems were, pretty much, last upgraded in the 1970’s (and still uses 8″ floppy discs in it’s 1970’s era computers), are the US missiles much better?

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Richard Page
October 9, 2022 11:20 am

… are the US missiles much better?

Let’s hope we don’t find out!

Richard Page
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 9, 2022 12:08 pm

Amen to that sentiment!

bonbon
October 7, 2022 12:45 pm

Good pic – I’d like to see the infamous F35 landing, skidding, on these PV tiles!
Get a grip, pilot!

Old Man Winter
October 7, 2022 1:00 pm

No wonder why Army recruitment is down 25%!

Richard Page
Reply to  Old Man Winter
October 7, 2022 3:30 pm

With the only recruits welcome in the military being the wokerati democrat-voters, and they are really, really not keen on serving, getting shot at, waking up before noon or not having 8 hours a day to spend on their phone, is it any wonder recruitment has dropped. If it wasn’t for all the nerds playing ‘Call of Duty’ it’d drop to zero.

starzmom
Reply to  Old Man Winter
October 7, 2022 4:36 pm

Not only is requirement down, but they are busy kicking well-trained personnel out of the services for declining to take a vaccine, for a disease that is on its way out. We are so screwed.

starzmom
Reply to  starzmom
October 7, 2022 4:43 pm

recruitment, not requirement. sorry.

KcTaz
Reply to  Old Man Winter
October 7, 2022 9:16 pm

Per this article, recruitment is down way more than that. It’s at 52% of their goals.

Military recruitment numbers are down. Are ‘woke’ politics to blame? – Deseret News
9/11/22
https://www.deseret.com/2022/9/11/23342879/army-airforce-navy-recruitment-numbers-down-are-politics-to-blame

…While the official reasons given by the military — including fewer face-to-face recruitments during the pandemic, and fewer young people who meet the physical standards required — likely play a role, some say it’s because the military is too “woke,” turning off its normal constituency of young, conservative recruits.

…“The Army is facing its most challenging recruiting environment since the all-volunteer force’s inception in 1973,” said Brian McGovern, deputy director of public affairs for U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
The Army is only 52% of the way towards its recruitment goals for this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. McGovern said the Army expects to face a shortage of 12,000 to 15,000 recruits this year.

David Dibbell
October 7, 2022 1:09 pm

“One area where climate change is causing challenges for the Army is by creating increasingly extreme weather.”

Not a challenge at all. Just do nothing and wait. When the climate data record catches up with the expected new distribution of extreme hot and cold and wet and dry conditions, it will be normal again. Problem solved!

(Not that I expect it to do so in reality.)

Dave Fair
Reply to  David Dibbell
October 7, 2022 7:38 pm

The big (provable) lie: “… increasingly extreme weather.” They can’t keep the facts hidden forever.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  David Dibbell
October 7, 2022 9:32 pm

If that is true, a good strategist would see that the road to victory is determined by being able to fight in any and all kinds of weather.

OweninGA
October 7, 2022 1:16 pm

And the Army can’t figure out why they missed their recruiting goals by 25% this year.

BS like this causes people with common sense to go a different direction.

KcTaz
Reply to  OweninGA
October 7, 2022 9:19 pm

Down 48% when there was less than a month to go to meet goals for their fiscal year which ended 9/30/22.
https://www.deseret.com/2022/9/11/23342879/army-airforce-navy-recruitment-numbers-down-are-politics-to-blame

Spetzer86
October 7, 2022 1:18 pm

These reports seem to confirm that the term “military intelligence” is an oxymoron.

Richard Page
Reply to  Spetzer86
October 7, 2022 1:31 pm

So is putting a picture of a ship above an article on the Army. You can’t help wondering about some people…

Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 2:39 pm

I tried really hard to do solar powered or wind powered tanks, but just couldn’t get it to work. My bad.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Charles Rotter
October 7, 2022 4:03 pm

You could have had gerbils turning the tank treads … 😎

KcTaz
Reply to  Charles Rotter
October 7, 2022 9:23 pm

Two of my brothers way back when joined the military. One went into the Navy and the other the Army. The Army one ended up on a ship off of Alaska spying on Russian communications and the Navy one never saw the sea for his first four years. Both ended up being lifers, so the Army one finally got off the high seas and the Navy one did end up getting lots of ocean time on carriers.

Gunga Din
Reply to  KcTaz
October 7, 2022 9:57 pm

I read once that the largest navy in the world during WW2 was not the US Navy but the US Army. (“Largest” being the number of floating craft.)
A useless but fun fact to bring up in friendly circumstances. 😎

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Charles Rotter
October 7, 2022 9:34 pm

… just couldn’t get it to work.

That should be a clue to the difficulty that the Army and Marines will have actually implementing electric fighting vehicles.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 4:32 pm

To be fair, the navy also has reason to fear climate change as rising sea levels will increase drag on the hulls of their ships.

I’ll get me coat.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
October 7, 2022 7:39 pm

Groan.

Dudley Horscroft
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 7, 2022 8:13 pm

Super Groan!

Gunga Din
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
October 7, 2022 10:13 pm

OK. I admit I can be dense at times. I didn’t get the joke.
It seems it was a “super groaner” that others got.
I often have to explain why something I said was funny to everybody around me.
(If I get a laugh, it’s usually during the explanation.)
What did I miss here?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
October 7, 2022 9:36 pm

You haven’t heard that a rising tide ocean raises all boats?

Richard Page
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
October 8, 2022 8:51 am

Plus they’ll have to raise the sides a bit to cope.

Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 5:01 pm

Fixed.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Charles Rotter
October 7, 2022 6:20 pm

I noticed. And they don’t have any guns. Wouldn’t want to offend anybody, or worse, accidently shoot a tree!

John Hultquist
October 7, 2022 1:20 pm

When the President is a nut case the entire government follows.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  John Hultquist
October 7, 2022 2:51 pm

He was never very capable. He was always ‘left’. Obama said, ‘Never underestimate Joe’s ability to screw things up.’ Only thing Obama got right.

KcTaz
Reply to  Rud Istvan
October 7, 2022 9:26 pm

Rud, no, Obama got two things right. Here’s his entire quote. Obama has been proven right on both counts.

Let’s not forget, what Obama , said about Joe “Don’t underestimate Joes ability to fu** things up. And you know, who really doesn’t have it? Joe.” That’s from Obama! Pretty damming article.
https://politi.co/36fPnRV

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  John Hultquist
October 7, 2022 8:07 pm

President Joe Biden and his Woke Pentagon generals are not the only ones in denial of the real climate hazards don’t you agree John ? https://joannenova.com.au/2020/08/younger-dryas-caused-by-a-volcano-after-all/

Robert W Turner
October 7, 2022 1:50 pm

Very ominous considering Malthusians are in charge and the threat of nuclear war is the highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Richard Page
Reply to  Robert W Turner
October 8, 2022 8:58 am

They’ve been after doing a nuclear war for positively ages – there was a theory going round, which Killary was a huge fan of, that if the US fired a massive first strike at Russia, the retaliatory strike wouldn’t be very bad at all and their anti-missile defences could probably cope. It fell down of several key points but they still like the idea despite the fact it is complete and utter bollix.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Robert W Turner
October 8, 2022 9:53 am

I think the threat of nuclear war is much less now than during the Cuban Missile Crisis. There was much more of a chance back then of miscalculating than there is now. We know each other pretty well now. We didn’t back then.

Unless, Putin is completely insane, and I don’t think he is, then there won’t be a nuclear weapon being used in the Ukraine war. No good will come from using a nuclear weapon for any of those involved including the Russians. I doubt seriously that Russian oligarchs want their cushy life ended by an insane Putin.

Biden isn’t the best judge of this situation so we should not be quoting him.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 8, 2022 3:16 pm

I can’t help feeling that Putin is more predictable than Zelensky or Biden.

jeffery p
October 7, 2022 1:50 pm

The US military surrendered to political correctness long ago. The leadership is full of woke generals. They are more than happy to serve their woke civilian masters.

To put it bluntly, the Pentagon needs an enema.

b.nice
October 7, 2022 1:57 pm

“Dangerous levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) have already accumulated in the Earth’s atmosphere,””

LOL…. Army is obviously run by the very ignorant, and very woke.

The idiocy will only get deeper.

CO2 levels are barely above plant-life subsistence levels..

There is no “danger” up to several times the current levels.

Graham
Reply to  b.nice
October 7, 2022 6:54 pm

There will never be a danger level of CO2 in the earths atmosphere.
It is a well known fact that is kept hidden from the public that the effect of CO2 on warming the atmosphere is logarithmic .
For those that don’t know what logarithmic is I will explain .
The first 100 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere has the greatest warming potential .
The second 100 ppm of CO2 has only half of the warming potential of the first 100 ppm.
The CO2 in earths atmosphere has now recently increased to double 200 ppm to 400 ppm.
There is very little of any warming potential for any increase in the levels of CO2 in the worlds atmosphere from now on .
The faulty theory of climate change rely’s on the tropical hotspot which is nonexistent despite satellite monitors circling the earth searching for it .
Governments around the world are walking blind folded into food and energy shortages that will not end well .
History will be the judge of how so many were fooled into harming the worlds population in the vain quest of reducing green house gas emissions .

Dave Fair
Reply to  b.nice
October 7, 2022 7:41 pm

The new lie is brain functioning drops by 20% at CO2 concentration of 1,000 ppm.

OweninGA
Reply to  b.nice
October 9, 2022 6:34 am

The Officer corps is all college educated (with the exception of Navy LDOs). They have all spent at least 4 years of their lives marinated in leftist drivel. This introduces weirdness into the thinking of even patriotic young adults. Add to that the incessant leftism of the civil service and the appointment to general officer ranks by leftist politicians (and even more-centrist politicians who accept the expert advice of the leftist bureaucrats) and you get a mass of bad decision making – so the whole military winds up missing the target to the left.

HotScot
October 7, 2022 1:58 pm

Here’s my really good idea for the US military to combat climate change.

How about giving away $8Bn worth of hardware to the Taliban/Mujahideen/ISIS/Mohamed’s corner shop, then spunk another $10Bn on a war in a tiny corner of Europe that has nothing to do with the US (sans Hunter) and finally grovel to middle eastern barbaric tribesman for oil America has by the shedload. Because that’s obviously all going to ‘vaccinate’ the planet against climate change.

Throw in John Kerry just for fun.

Whaddya mean it’s been tried???

No one could possibly be that dumb. I was just kidding you know, Joe.

Biden isn’t just the worst POTUS in American history, he’s the worst politician on the planet, evah!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  HotScot
October 7, 2022 9:38 pm

Tell that to ‘the power behind the throne.’

John Hardy
October 7, 2022 2:00 pm

Someone should sell them a solar powered night fighter

Gunga Din
Reply to  John Hardy
October 7, 2022 3:58 pm

They probably have. And it’s a stealth fighter!
Radar can’t spot it in the air because it never leaves the ground!

James
October 7, 2022 2:16 pm

What’s next, solar/wind powered submarines? The <i>expletives redacted</i> boats will never leave the dock.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot…

Gunga Din
Reply to  James
October 7, 2022 3:56 pm

At least they’d sink.
That meets half the requirement of a submarine.

Richard Page
Reply to  James
October 8, 2022 9:02 am

The US submarine fleet is almost all battery/nuclear powered now, they got rid of the diesel fleet subs a while ago, iirc. At least with any rising sea levels they’ll have much more space to hide in!

garboard
October 7, 2022 2:41 pm

maybe they could fight climate change with anti climate change bombs

October 7, 2022 2:46 pm

How about a wind-powered version with sails? They worked well in the 17th. Century.

Gunga Din
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 7, 2022 3:54 pm

And oars!
No more worries about our aircraft carriers being becalmed!

Pauleta
October 7, 2022 3:02 pm

Tell me there are battery powered fighter jets and bombers, please tell me.

Richard Page
Reply to  Pauleta
October 7, 2022 3:23 pm

You have seen the drones they use, haven’t you?

Gunga Din
Reply to  Richard Page
October 7, 2022 3:45 pm

You mean Brandon?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Pauleta
October 7, 2022 9:40 pm

Of course there are! Otherwise they would have their range limited by the length of the extension cords.

John the Econ
October 7, 2022 3:06 pm

Having just lost a 20+ year war against a 7th century culture, the Army is now looking for the next war that they can lose at even greater expense.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  John the Econ
October 8, 2022 10:05 am

The Army didn’t lose the war, the cluelss, cowardly politicians gave it away.

Rud Istvan
October 7, 2022 3:11 pm

Mission creep at the five sided foxhole.
So comforting to know the DoD will fight climate change—and lose. They also lost to the Kong and the Taliban. Get woke, go broke applies to the Army as it’s 2022 recruiting goals fail bigly.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Rud Istvan
October 7, 2022 7:44 pm

Rud, I resemble that comment about losing to the Cong. And got a Purple Heart for my effort.

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OweninGA
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 8, 2022 4:02 am

As with all military disasters, both Vietnam and Afghanistan were lost by DC. The guys and gals in the field did their jobs to the limits imposed by DC.

The folks on the pointy end live in reality. The folks in DC live in a weird fantasy land where they think they are in control of everything in the world, when they in fact do very little good for anyone.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  OweninGA
October 8, 2022 10:06 am

Good comment.

Slowroll
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 8, 2022 12:44 pm

I still have my magnetic bumper sticker from the 2004 election that says “Viet Cong vets for Kerry”

Editor
October 7, 2022 3:24 pm

I am sure Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Yemen and more are thrilled at the news and with very low new military enrollments even better.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sunsettommy
October 8, 2022 10:09 am

Does having a Laughingstock for a military invite aggression from the bad guys? I think it probably does. The Bad Guys won’t take us seriously anymore and might tend to get reckless in their behavior towards us thinking they have nothing to fear from fools.

Tom.1
October 7, 2022 3:27 pm

I recently heard the gentleman speak at one of the academy graduations. He seemed like a fairly intelligent person, but he has evidently caught the “climate madness”.

Gunga Din
October 7, 2022 3:44 pm

Does Rosetta Stone come in Chinese?

Simonsays
October 7, 2022 3:49 pm

I submitted my fully working scale model to the Navy, just waiting funding

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ATheoK
October 7, 2022 4:09 pm

Dingbats on the Parade Ground.
And on those floating islands called ships, plus bird imitating heavier than air machines.

Andy Pattullo
October 7, 2022 4:43 pm

Once the head of forces shows up in his rainbow camouflage, states his preferred pronouns and displays his solar powered nerf gun, the enemies will scatter like hardened criminals threatened with early bed and no dessert.

Geoff Sherrington
October 7, 2022 4:46 pm

As extreme weather becomes commonplace”
We see this glib phrase over and over.
Extreme weather has not increased.
We should ask time and time again of those who say it, “When is this extreme weather going to show itself? What form will it take? How can you predict that it is going to happen?”
Heatwaves. It is like rote learning for the ignorant to chant “Heatwaves are becoming more frequent, hotter and longer”. I say they are not, that this is bunkum based on studies that use cerise cueilette extraordinaire, to start time series at historic low point, to use special definitions of heatwave, to avoid what the simple raw data shows …
Oh for the old days of honest, replicable science, properly peer reviewed and with papers limited by need to the more important advances in science.

What on Earth has happened so that the design of USA defence forces, on which several other countries rely in part, is prescribed by a career woman politician who has not been in combat and who is described on wiki as
Wormuth unveiled five other objectives, including creating a more data-centric force and adjusting to climate change. Her other three objectives are aimed at people. She wants to improve command climates across the force and reduce bad behaviors like harassment, racism and extremism.” How far can ridicule go?
Geoff S

Dave Fair
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 7, 2022 7:48 pm

I hope we don’t have to learn that fads don’t win wars.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 7, 2022 9:44 pm

The next war, we will get a participation trophy.

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 8, 2022 6:36 am

Extreme weather events have decreased by 10% globally over the past 21 years ..So at best the extreme weather trendine might flatline in ten years time ?….The leaked 2004 Pentagon paper predicted all manner of apocalyptic doom – for example the British Isles enveloped in a Siberian climate by now – and none of the prognostications have come to pass .. None of them ever do ! The Pentagon has evidently learned nothing after that embarrassment… .Indeed none of the climate and ecological catastrophe predictions of the last 50 years have materialized .. The world is entering the most dangerous era of totalitarian great power aggression since the 1930’s and this nonsense is what they have prioritized ? …The adversaries of the United States are scoffing and laughing at the US military command – particularly Woke -lords Mark Milley and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin who are totally out of their depth . If they choose to ‘serve at the pleasure of the most hopeless bumbling president in the history of the United States that is their choice ….They are not serving the national security interests of the United States….What is tragically unfolding within the US military reminds me of the Stalinist ideological purges and fighting capability corrosion of the Red Army in the years leading up to the surprise Operation Barbarrossa invasion ….

Richard Page
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 8, 2022 9:09 am

How long will it be before their Allies tell the US military that they don’t want their assistance and would they please just go home?

griff
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 8, 2022 10:16 am

Of course it has. We now see multiple 1 in 1,000 year extreme rain/flood events annually. Typhoon and hurricane strength is increasing.

Graham
Reply to  griff
October 8, 2022 12:23 pm

Bulls Wool griffy..
Records show that floods ,droughts and heat waves have been just as common and more severe than they are now .
Ever hear about Noah’s flood?
Have you ever heard about the Medieval warm period MWP or the Roman warm period or the climate optimum.
You have been duped with all the propaganda you watch on television.
You are nothing but a useful idiot as you have been brainwashed by the constant drivel.

Slowroll
Reply to  griff
October 8, 2022 12:46 pm

You are misinformed or just plain ignorant.

Richard Page
Reply to  Slowroll
October 8, 2022 3:21 pm

He is both misinformed and ignorant. Which would be less of a problem if he could actually tell the difference between fantasy and reality. Griff is WUWT’S cross to bear.

n.n
October 7, 2022 4:57 pm

They, their kind, have normalized wicked solutions before. It’s a case of hopes and dreams of aborting the baby, cannibalizing her profitable parts, sequestering her carbon pollutants, and have her, too. So much for the good guys ethos. Climate cooling… warming… perturbations, conflation of logical domains (e.g. cargo cult) are the least of their concern. One step forward, two steps backward.

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Dave Fair
Reply to  n.n
October 7, 2022 7:49 pm

Where’s that one step forward?

Bryan A
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 7, 2022 11:16 pm

Yep, the Climate Cancel Culture is 1 step backward 2 steps backward 1 LEAP into the abyss

Dave Fair
Reply to  Bryan A
October 8, 2022 12:02 am

Maybe we should consider it as slithering backwards towards totalitarianism.

Jimf
October 7, 2022 5:05 pm

Our service men and women attacking on electric scooters will bring terror to the hearts of our adversaries…..

Gunga Din
Reply to  Jimf
October 7, 2022 7:16 pm

They’ll die laughing?

AndyHce
October 7, 2022 5:24 pm

major new Army budget item:
‘The end is nigh!” signs, which recruits will carry in place of more traditional arms as they practice marching against the new enemy..

H.R.
October 7, 2022 5:30 pm

I thought the job of the military was to fight other armies; k!ll the enemy and blow up things. Have they figured out how to fight Climate Change™?

That would be a neat trick. What, exactly do they blow up? What enemy do they k!ll?

How does the military know when they have won? When “The Climate” raises a white flag?

The military should stay in its lane and let the ignorati bang their heads against the wall while trying to stop “The Climate” from changing.

They should but… orders from The Big Guy.



BTW, the U.S, armed forces are (were?) well equipped to fight regardless of the climate. They have desert gear, tropical gear, polar gear, ships that will continue to float if sea levels rise, submarines that don’t care how high the sea level goes, and aircraft that fly under all sorts of adverse conditions.

What the #$@!&!! concern is it of the military what the climate is?

Gunga Din
Reply to  H.R.
October 7, 2022 7:23 pm

Frankly, if I believed all the climate crap and what it says is coming, when “it” hits the fan, I’d want the US military prepared to defend us from those wanting our resources rather than driving around in Climate Friendly Clown Cars.

Dave Fair
Reply to  H.R.
October 7, 2022 7:51 pm

One of the current lies is that CC will cause more wars.

H.R.
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 7, 2022 9:51 pm

Huh. Hadn’t heard that one, Dave.

No surprise, though. Climate Change™ causes everything bad. Add it to the list.

Dave Fair
Reply to  H.R.
October 7, 2022 10:49 pm

H.R., that one has been around for some time. Future CC-caused human migrations are speculated to cause wars. Alarmists even said the Syrian civil war was caused by CC (drought).

Gunga Din
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 7, 2022 11:18 pm

I seem to recall it was a military assessment under Obama.
I might be mistaken. I know he was.
(He lost his “War on Coal”. Coal is alive and well in China. It should be here.)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  H.R.
October 8, 2022 10:20 am

“The military should stay in its lane and let the ignorati bang their heads against the wall while trying to stop “The Climate” from changing.

They should but… orders from The Big Guy.”

Exactly.

tgasloli
October 7, 2022 5:52 pm

This is why Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, the Taliban, etc., are not worried by our military which is focused on everything except winning wars.

DipChip
October 7, 2022 5:58 pm

That photograph is the epitome of today’s science for the woke crowd.

DipChip
October 7, 2022 6:06 pm

The Army needs no climate strategy; they need to study the strategy required to survive on the battle field and a strategy to fill the 25% recruitment deficit.

Richard Page
Reply to  DipChip
October 8, 2022 9:13 am

It’s worse than that. It looks to be a 48% recruitment deficit, more if you look at how many they’ve let go. If the Democrat idea was to reduce the US Armed Forces down to the lowest level in the last 100 years then they might just be firmly on track.

Olen
October 7, 2022 6:24 pm

To solve the climate crisis!

First make sure no politician or appointed office holder have any investment in EV, To include family members and overseas accounts. Then enjoy the good weather and a strong military.

Kazinski
October 7, 2022 6:35 pm

Prioritize climate change?

The Army should have a lot higher priorities like DEI.

tygrus
October 7, 2022 7:15 pm

These ideas won’t last more than 1 day of active combat engaged with the enemy. Solar panels get bullet holes, fractures from bush bashing or nearby explosions, bits broken off, covered by camouflage or left behind. Power generators & grid become larger targets by the enemy.
Can we settle these fights using computer games (simulation)?

Jason S.
October 7, 2022 7:34 pm

Meet the new net-zero joint strike fighter.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Jason S.
October 8, 2022 10:25 am

That’s a good illustration of the absurdity of this whole thing.

lee
October 7, 2022 8:13 pm

Oh look bigger aiming points, susceptible to rifle fire.

Doonman
October 7, 2022 8:20 pm

Remember, when the Commander in Chief tells the military to do something, then that’s what the Generals do. No one should be surprised. We are fighting climate change.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Doonman
October 7, 2022 9:48 pm

The first battle will take place in November of this year, and the second in November of 2024.

Clyde Spencer
October 7, 2022 8:59 pm

While tanks are immune to small-arms fire, solar panels are not. A single fragmentation grenade launched from a rifle (or drone quad-copter) would probably cripple a tank. It wouldn’t be able to move, and the auto-loader and turret would be useless. They would, at best, be reduced to relying on their machine guns — until infantry snuck up in blind spots to use a Molotov Cocktail. If battery-powered, it may not happen immediately, but no battery will drive a tank for very long.

There are non so blind as those who will not see!

Pflashgordon
October 7, 2022 10:22 pm

All executive branches of the federal government, military included, are issuing climate action plans upon orders of the woke puppeteers who control Biden. None have any expectation that these plans will stand and be implemented. They are virtue signaling, showing their obedience to the commander in chief. A change in the political winds will not see the plans eliminated so much as they will be conveniently forgotten.

It is one thing to write a plan, but another altogether to try and implement and sustain it, especially since the best the military plans can do is mess around on the fringes.

Defund the climate!

Iain Reid
October 7, 2022 11:21 pm

Just how are the forces going to provide 100% “carbon pollution free electrcity for all their facilities by 2030”?
Countries can’t do that so how are the U.S. forces going to do it, will they let us into their secret?

Realistically, and more to the point, how are commanders of the forces selected, it seems not for their intelect?

Richard Page
Reply to  Iain Reid
October 8, 2022 10:38 am

It’s the ‘Peace-time Military Syndrome’ and it’s more obvious in the navy but it has got entrenched in all of the branches of the military. With no large scale wars to fight, political skills and looking good become far more important to a career than combat skills, ability to do the job and leadership. Military personnel see their route to advancement through sucking up to the correct political bosses and outperforming each other in saying and doing the things designed purely to fit in with the political agenda of the current administration. It’s always been a problem but now it’s a threat all by itself.

Captain climate
October 8, 2022 12:42 am

These people want to disarm the USA. Make no mistake about that. It’s not about climate change, it’s about weakening the military to satisfy pink haired weirdos.

Richard Page
Reply to  Captain climate
October 8, 2022 9:16 am

Then they’re doing a damn fine job – another term or two and there won’t even be a US military.

Campsie Fellow
October 8, 2022 1:14 am

US General: “I say, (insert enemy), could we just stop fighting for an hour or so while we recharge our batteries?”
US General: “Damn, those pesky (insert enemy), they prepared to fight a war while we prepared to fight climate change.”

ScienceABC123
October 8, 2022 2:05 am

Never have we needed new military leadership as much as now.

Gary Pate
October 8, 2022 5:20 am

What could possibly go wrong?

Ewin Barnett
October 8, 2022 5:44 am

The whole bureaucracy impeaches itself.

Bob Smith
October 8, 2022 7:34 am

Sec Austin is proof that ‘the Peter Principle’ doesn’t always limit advancement to one level above one’s abilities. Sometimes the incompetent are pushed higher in order to destroy a group or nation.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Bob Smith
October 8, 2022 8:31 am

Failing to the top.

Tom Abbott
October 8, 2022 10:33 am

I don’t know what the military is going to do to reduce their CO2 output, but I don’t think it will include putting solar panels on armored vehicles.

There’s only so much a functioning military can do in this regard. I don’t see combat vehcles being electrified anytime soon.

EJ Canary
October 8, 2022 12:39 pm

And just how much jet fuel is being burned to keep the west coast tinder dry via weather modification?

Slowroll
October 8, 2022 12:52 pm

This degradation of the military, FBI, CIA, etc started when slick Willy Clinton sent lefties around to colleges encouraging lefties to join those organizations to change them from within. That’s where all the wokerati leaders came from that we have now.

Drake
Reply to  Slowroll
October 9, 2022 7:24 pm

And Hillbillary loaded up the DOJ personally.

I wonder how she escaped prosecution?

Don
October 9, 2022 2:10 am

According to Kamala Harris the Military need to get rid of batteries ??? And replace with solarpanels ??? Who told her such nonsense ??? A 250watthour battery is about as big as a lunchbox and weighs about 2 kilograms and is very rugged . A 250watt solar panel in midsummer sun at 12 midday with no clouds will need to be approx 1.4 sq meters in area , best case scenario ! A bit of cloud , late afternoon 4.00+ or early morning , twice that amount will be needed , Approx 3 sq meters and an overall weight of about 3-4 kilograms at least . And rollup maybe , but you can’t fold the roll so its going to be a roll about 1meter long sticking out of his backpack and extremely vulnerable to anything (delicate) . No military in the world would ever contemplate such a ridiculous idea .
Next they will be saying battery powered tanks are coming ,Ohh whats this !:
Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) – Britain’s
equivalent of America’s DARPA military research agency – has begun a
£3.2 million (US$4.1 million) project to develop electric vehicles.
“A key focus will be electric drive systems for future tanks and robotic vehicles,” according to the Daily Telegraph.
And they think they are going to charge them with solar cells !!!! A 55 ton tank will need at least a 5-600 kw motor and a battery pack to give a good range , of at least 1.6 megawatt hours = 4 hours operation at medium speed at least to be even remotely effective !
A 1.6 megawatt battery pack will be as big a car and weigh about 5 ton and will be extremely vulnerable to anytype of damage at all resulting in bursting into flames .

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Don
October 10, 2022 5:35 pm

I wonder about the G-force rating of these batteries. Will they survive a tank traveling 45MPH, becoming momentarily airborne as it crests a ridge, and then slamming into the ground?

Hivemind
October 9, 2022 3:41 am

They miss-spelled ‘fatuous’.

October 9, 2022 8:14 am

Just another example that the only requirement to make 4-stars in DC is money laundering in foreign wars, like Milley & Austin.

Mervyn Sullivan
October 9, 2022 6:00 pm

These people are insane!!!!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Mervyn Sullivan
October 10, 2022 5:36 pm

This is the result of people being driven by ideology rather than reality.