Forget ISIS, climate change is the real national security threat

obamaAccording to excerpts provided to the media ahead of a commencement address President Obama will deliver today, he says the challenges of climate change are a matter of national security that “that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe”. The extracts come from a speech that Obama will give at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

“Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama says, “And so we need to act and we need to act now.” His prepared remarks said it was becoming increasingly obvious that “climate change will shape how every one of our services plan, operate, train, equip and protect their infrastructure.” He also noted that “is not just a problem for countries on the coast or for certain regions of the world. Climate change impacts every country on the planet.”

He plans to use examples of recent natural events to highlight climate change, shining a spotlight on Miami, as well as Charleston, South Carolina, noting they flood at high tide and that military bases around the country are already feeling the “negative effects.”

“Around Norfolk, high tides and storms increasingly flood parts of our Navy base and an air base,” Obama said of military facilities in Virginia. “In Alaska, thawing permafrost is damaging military facilities. Out West, deeper droughts and longer wildfires could threaten training areas our troops depend on.”

But according to the NY Times, Norfolk wasn’t built on land but rather on compacted material. “Like many other cities, Norfolk was built on filled-in marsh. Now that fill is settling and compacting. In addition, the city is in an area where significant natural sinking of land is occurring. The result is that Norfolk has experienced the highest relative increase in sea level on the East Coast — 14.5 inches since 1930, according to readings by the Sewells Point naval station here.”

And NOAA has come out with numerous studies showing there has been no increase in droughts and even the multi-year drought in California is a product of nature, and not a warming world. Maybe that’s why Obama’s remarks say “Out West, deeper droughts and longer wildfires could threaten training areas our troops depend on.”

As for thawing permafrost, Alaskan villages have been sinking into permafrost for 70 years, and the United States army has been struggling to “keep the frozen north frozen” as seen in this news item from 1946. And in 1927, an Arctic trip was ruined by “extreme heat, fires, and melting permafrost” according to The Examiner newspaper. For more newspaper clippings showing that melting permafrost has been worrisome as far back as 1880, check out this resources page maintained by Steven Goddard.

Regarding the supposed flooding in the streets of Miami, the land mass the city sits on has actually gotten larger as shown in the photos above (see slideshow). Sea level rise around Florida as measured by tidal gauges show it has leveled off to about 1 mm per year, far less than what the global warming alarmists would have you believe.

According to Joanne Nova, a popular science presenter, writer, and speaker, “hundreds of tide gauges show sea level rising at about a third of the rate than satellites do. Worse, the original satellite raw data showed the same slow rise, until it was suddenly adjusted. … The 68 most stable NOAA tide gauges around the world show about 1mm a year rise.”

And flooding in the streets of Miami and elsewhere has nothing to do with higher sea levels and more to do with a higher density of people living near the coast and outdated drainage systems unable to accommodate Miami’s growing population. Miami is on track to have its ancient drainage system overhauled under Governor Rick Scott’s multi-year program to update Florida’s aging infrastructure systems.

When you strip away the fear mongering that Obama uses to gin up support for his unilateral executive orders and regulations, you realize it’s part and parcel during his reign of regs. After the commencement speech, Obama will visit Stamford, Connecticut, for a fundraiser at a private home. Supporters are expected to pony up at least $33,400 each to hear him speak.

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    Will Scribe

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    “…..Pseudoscience and socialism,
    Obama and his tricks;
    Combining fear and ignorance,
    It’s such a potent mix.
    A big enough lie told often enough,
    How many are being deceived?
    And his incredulous rants on climate,
    By how many are being believed?….”

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    GR82DRV

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    Obama is not being entirely dishonest on a personal level. The biggest threat to HIS professional security is acceptance of the global climate change agenda and all that goes with it.

    Obama desperately wants his legacy to include establishment of a leftist one-world autocratic power structure and the abolishment of free market economics.

    HIS professional security hinges on the success of this epic fraudulent scam.

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    Richard Cain

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    Dear USA,

    We in the UK managed to rid ourselves of the threat of a government hell-bent on introducing “progressive” policies (reality: “progressive” laws) a few weeks ago.

    Please do the same when it’s your turn.

    I put money on Obama winning the first time around. How I wish I had lost that bet – mind you the loser never paid out.

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    Amber

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    Unbelievable really .Climate change …”make no mistake ,it will impact
    how our military defends our country “.Who dreams this garbage up .

    We have now moved to the phase of fear mongering with out even an attempt at explanation .

    At least in the good old days they said things like the earth has a fever .Now they can’t even be bothered .Their contempt for people who can think for themselves rather than follow the preachy… I say so believe… is an insult as well as arrogant .

    Hit the road Jack .

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    GR82DRV

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    Not so long ago such a proclamation would have qualified a person for a mental evaluation. At the very least the media would have laughed at such disconnected nonsense.

    Now this qualifies one for sainthood and Nobel Prizes.

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    Amber

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    It looks like they had to make up for the recent speech in Florida to an audience of… grass . What an insult to the men and women of the US Coast Guard and Armed Forces to hear it right from the top .The grossly exaggerated scam global warming pales in comparison to the work they do .

    When is that election ?

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    James H. Rust

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    Remember President Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize years ago for doing nothing. He has to do something to warrant the award. Perhaps ruining our Armed Forces by climate adaption satisfies this requirement.

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