The Pentagon tells Military Leaders to Prioritize Fighting Climate Change!


How serious are Obama’s liberal cronies about Climate Change being a bigger danger than radical Muslim terrorism? Pretty serious, it would seem. The Washington Times reports that the Pentagon recently handed new orders across the military, telling our military leaders that they are to “prioritize” climate change in their daily plans. Virtually everything that our military does must now be done with an eye towards climate change – from testing weapons to planning joint exercises with our allies. The theme for the new directive is showing ”resilience” to climate change and the ability to beat back the threat using “actionable science.” With the new directive, the Pentagon gives hard proof that they are on board with President Obama’s ridiculous notion that climate change is a bigger threat to our national security than the war on terror, Russia, China, North Koreas missiles or any other threat we currently face.

From the Washington Times:

The Pentagon defines resilience to climate change as: “Ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions.”

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To four-star generals and admirals, among them the regional combatant commanders who plan and fight the nation’s wars, the directive tells them: “Incorporate climate change impacts into plans and operations and integrate DoD guidance and analysis in Combatant Command planning to address climate change-related risks and opportunities across the full range of military operations, including steady-state campaign planning and operations and contingency planning.”

The directive, “Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience,” is in line with President Obama’s view that global warming is the country’s foremost national security threat, or close to it. Mr. Obama says there is no debate on the existence of man-made global warming and its ensuing climate change. Supporters of this viewpoint label as “deniers” any scientists who disagree…

The Obama administration has made some specific demands on the military involving Climate Change as well.

“The DoD must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military,” it adds. “Mission planning and execution must include anticipating and managing any risks that develop as a result of climate change to build resilience.”

Climate change must be integrated in:

  • Weapons buying and testing “across the life cycle of weapons systems, platforms and equipment.”
  • Training ranges and capabilities.
  • Defense intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance.
  • Defense education and training.
  • Combatant commander joint training with allies to “assess the risks to U.S. security interests posed by climate change.”
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff collaboration “with allies and partners to optimize joint exercises and war games including factors contributing to geopolitical and socioeconomic instability.”

Every day that the Obama administration continues to set the agenda for our military and the direction of our defense is another day playing Russian Roulette.

The end of the Obama era can not come soon enough.

It’s amazing that with this kind of leadership at the helm of our nation and our military we haven’t yet been beset by disaster.

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