Saturday, July 5, 2014
Regressives direct the Pentagon to ignore climate change
See this story. Last year the Dept. of Defense concluded that "climate change presents infrastructure challenges at home and abroad." A Pentagon report this March "found that climate change impacts are 'threat multipliers,' and that the rapid rise of global temperatures and associated extreme weather events could exacerbate issues like 'poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and social tensions -- conditions that can enable terrorist activity and other forms of violence.'"
So what do the House regressives do?
Do they start planning to prevent such security risks, given they purport to be all about national security? Hardly. No, they actually decided to pass an "amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security." Fucking wow.