So the Defense Department has released its Quadrennial Defense Review. In it, we are informed that the organization, into whose power we have been delivered for the sake of national security, is willing to debauch its reports with state propaganda.
To set the stage, let me first show you a couple of pictures of “global warming” clogging Niagara Falls, courtesy of Reuters and the Daily Mail.
We have had a record-breaking cold this year. Naturally, none of it dissuades alarmists from believing their creed. In all likelihood, the dogma is the reason this cold spell took us by surprise.
So right on cue, the Pentagon once again gives us a bunch of grave warnings about how global warming is going to cause “terrorism” and constitute an increased security risk.
Like the 2006 and 2010 versions, the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) – a report released every four years on US military strategy and the challenges to its global operations – highlights threats, some more predictable than others, that global climate change will present to human civilization.
“The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities,” states the 64-page report, published Tuesday.
“Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating.”
A warming planet will likely “exacerbate water scarcity and lead to sharp increases in food costs,” the report details, leading to devastated infrastructure and living conditions, especially in poorer regions of the world.
In addition, this fierce “resource competition” will only push the likelihood of additional terror threats, the QDR states.
“The pressures caused by climate change will influence resource competition while placing additional burdens on economies, societies, and governance institutions around the world,” the report continues.
“These effects are threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions – conditions that can enable terrorist activity and other forms of violence.”
Second, if the world was getting warmer, that would mean greater agricultural yields and longer growing season, not food shortages.
Third, what confidence can we have in our military if they are given over to such lies and myths? This is similar to the NSA, which we are told is vital to stopping the terrorists, when they are actually diverted to other tasks like conducting industrial espionage on the competitors of American companies. Here we have this important military organization with immense power and they are looked on by the regime (whether Republican or Democrat) as a tool for propagandizing the populace.
The Pentagon doesn’t even propose how they are going to respond to this allegedly worsening situation:
“[T]he department will employ creative ways to address the impact of climate change, which will continue to affect the operating environment and the roles and missions that U.S. Armed Forces undertake,” the QDR says. “The Department will remain ready to operate in a changing environment amid the challenges of climate change and environmental damage.”
What a plan!