US Navy Sinks Obama’s Climate Change Task Force
If the sea level does rise, it will be because of all the liberal tears.
The US Navy has announced that it is jettisoning the Obama-era Climate Change Task Force.
The US Navy quietly shuttered a task force created under former President Barack Obama to prepare the military branch for the impact of global warming, reportedly saying the team was “no longer needed”.
Its ending, which happened in March and was first reported on Tuesday by the environmental site E&E News, reflects a trend under Donald Trump in which federal agencies have shuttered operations designed to combat climate change nationwide and around the world.
Created in 2009, group was tasked with researching methods to adapt to security challenges caused by climate change.
It appears that the Navy didn’t pursue climate change policies as robustly as progressives in the Obama administration initially envisioned.
But the sense of urgency that flowed through the reports between 2010 and 2019 neither buoyed the Navy’s climate change group nor sparked major reforms across the armed forces.
Retired Rear Adm. Jon White, who spearheaded Task Force Climate Change from 2012 to 2015, told E&E News that he saw “little evidence” that the research undertaken by the Navy and scientific community has even been implemented in any of the military’s environmental strategies.
“Across all of the Department of Defense, it is hard for me to see that climate change is taken as seriously as it should be,” said White, now the president of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
“The task force ended, in my opinion, without full incorporation of climate change
I suspect the non-politically motivated service men and women in our Navy has other priorities, such as new technology that can be used against adversaries.
The U.S. Navy has given General Dynamics the go-ahead to place the Knifefish drone system into production. The system, which uses drones to locate and map minefields, was in development for several years and at one point risked cancellation. The mine hunting system will be deployed on the service’s Littoral Combat Ships at a time when Iran is accused of mining the Persian Gulf.
Additionally, vessels and other military resources have been focused on protecting allies as well as our nation.
A United States Navy ship passed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, in a show of support for the self-ruled island-state as tensions continue to rise between Washington and Beijing.
Tensions between U.S. and China are set to escalate, already fraught because of the expansive Chinese claims on the South China Sea and the trade war between the two countries, after the USS Green Bay, an amphibious transport dock ship, sailed through the strategic 180 km-wide (112 miles) Taiwan Strait, which separates China from the island.
Finally, naval officials have been contending with the US Congress.
When the Navy revealed plans in February to retire the “supercarrier” USS Harry S. Truman early instead of paying for a $4 billion mid-life overhaul and nuclear refueling, bipartisan howls of outrage echoed across Capitol Hill, particularly from politicians in Virginia, where the carriers’ sole manufacturer resides. Two months later the proposed plan — rather than the carrier — was scrapped by an ostensible presidential fiat.
That decision allowed the Truman to sail another day. But it leaves in place the bigger issue that a 2006 law mandating 12 operational supercarriers is too big a burden for the Navy, and arguably no longer makes sense. Indeed, a growing number of naval strategists worry that even as the cost of building and operating supercarriers continues to rise, they are growing increasingly vulnerable to advanced weapons proliferating across the globe, including Russian and Chinese systems specifically designed to target these huge vessels from hundreds of miles away.
Between the missions and global tensions, the US Navy has chosen wisely. This assessment is confirmed by the utter desolation of green justice warriors at this news.
More of Trump’s destructive moves.
Navy quietly ends climate change task force, reversing Obama initiative https://t.co/bznr3boEIN
— Letty (@MrsLfromTX) August 28, 2019
The Navy can sink into climate denial, but the reality of #ClimateChange will continue to threaten our national security. Elections matter. Navy quietly ends climate change task force, reversing Obama initiative #ActOnClimate https://t.co/mRpQlpjGKo
— Andrea McGimsey (@AndreaMcGimsey) August 28, 2019
@realDonaldTrump is determined to undo any Obama initiative. He is a hateful, jealous martinet.
Navy quietly ends climate change task force, reversing Obama initiative https://t.co/D9f0XsGwY4 pic.twitter.com/TvOpP1cwtE
— Squeezy the Python (@PensionPython) August 28, 2019
If the sea level does rise, it will be because of all the liberal tears.
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The feel good story of the day. I’m sure our adversaries (the Chinese, Russia and Iran) weren’t chasing such a waste of time and money. The left can go have a good cry…again.
More liberal tears needed as they are the magic firearms lubricant,none better.
one of the Dumbest moves was to use bio fuels – Which means the planes and ships move slower – makes them easier targets
Bio Diesel was way much higher in cost. In 2012, it was $26/gallon. It is much less now. Still so much money was wasted.
The Obama Lagacy…a massive skidmark in the country’s shorts. Three years of scrubbing and we still haven’t gotten the stench out.
The whole naval biofuel boondoggle was an incredibly stupid idea.
The experiments were beyond absurd. One trial used a 50/50 blend of chicken fat and petroleum based fuel. For 2 days. The biofuel cost them 12 million dollars. Another experiment used beef fat in a 10/90 blend. Yet another employed palm oil.
As one officer noted, ‘There’s more important shit to spend money on in the military, period.’
The Left’s insistence on using food as motor fuel shows a serious lack of judgment.
Ehh, whatever. The program will end automatically in twelve—no, ten—years, anyway.
What took so long to end this nonsense?
This ties in so well with the thread about ending Obama’s legacy of having his own political organization diverting money from the DNC.
The Navy probably learned early on that, despite the hysteria, “climate change” is not the type of threat they are well-designed, or likely, to confront. They are like the SWAT team from the local police. They train, and they confront shooters. They do not direct traffic or perform social work on behalf of alcoholics and drug addicts.
Obama has a history of diverting funds from genuine priorities to pay salaries to political activists, resulting in no benefit to the organization that was stripped. In another context, this could be seen as embezzlement.
I really like the way this administration is using accountants to seek out and end flows of monies to political activities outside the scope of reasonable agency activity.
I wish the same could be done to our higher education system. I know those institutions are not government agencies, but they are receiving government money, and the uses for that money have not always been directed toward education.
The purpose of the Climate Change Task Force was to weaken the Navy as part of his “Make America Weak and Me Rich” plan.
Obama was always all about the sea levels than he buys an oceanfront property. I would call him a hypocrite but thats like calling him a community agitator. HE already knows
According to Messiah Obama at his inauguration: “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal” – which should have nullified any reason to consider sea levels rising in the first place.
The natural-born British East African has oceanfront property in both Hawaii and Massachusetts. No one believes in significant sea level rise anytime soon. If they did the prices of oceanfront property would be falling.
They keep saying climate change is a security threat yet none of the greenies can articulate exactly how.
The tweet quoted above from Andrea McGimsy is totally vapid. How is the Navy “sinking into climate denial” actually threatening our national security? Can someone list one actual fact?
Compare this bullcrap to the Chinese building artificial islands to extend their reach of their coastal waters.
Obama was the “Manchurian candidate”, a Chinese plant designed to weaken us as China became stronger. He was doing every stupidity here that the Chinese would laugh at, at their leadership retreats.
They disrespected him at the end because he was losing control of the United States.
Does this mean that our ships won’t be refitted to float at higher altitude? So as sea levels rise, the ships will eventually sink as water rises above deck? Doesn’t sound like a good plan to me.
Someone feed that question to Hank Johnson or AOC, and wait for them to ask it at a hearing.
Install longer anchor lines.
Has anyone i.e. SJWs or watermelon-types etc., ever actually described HOW climate change will affect the U.S. Military’s security posture?
I mean other than Islamic Terrorists fighting on because America is ruining the planet and its hot in the Middle East and getting hotter and they just can’t take it anymore.
Won’t the “rising tides” simply “raise all boats” and therefore simply provide more and deeper waters in which the Navy can operate?
Yeah, some will fear the docks/ports being underwater…
So, we’ll just have to start plans for a new naval base in Phoenix! The fleet can sail past the new Mt. Whitney Island on its way to the Pacific.
Sort of makes a pretty picture…
How about to satisfy everyone, we convert the bulk of the NAVY fleet to nuclear power. If the left still complains then we do the same for commercial shipping and large cruise ships.
Once the thorium reactors are working, that may be even easier.
That would be even better, for sure.
Is it any wonder why the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) are being funded by the Russians? Talk about Russian interference!
Doesn’t a rising tide lift all boats? So if sea levels did rise, what harm would it do the Navy?
Glad that another fake-officer, Jon White, is out of the Navy.
“the sense of urgency that flowed through the [climate change] reports between 2010 and 2019” was fraudulent anyway, so…
Let’s see the moaning, gum flapping, and hot air lib-tards trek their sorry butts down to the coast, record the levels of the oceans at calibrated and certified monitoring stations over a 3 year period and independently have the results published.
It’s all because of the sweepers creating too much heat in berthing compartments or the five man watch on the fantail with the garbage watch not getting ice-cream. One question, with women aboard in the new navy does the call to sweepers say women now? LOL!
obammy doesn’t believe in global warming! If he was a believer in the climate warming lie, he would not have bought a 15 million dollar house right on the coast of an island. He duped the crying lib-tards and enviro-wackos into buying him that house for him. You won’t hear that truth from the lying Demoncrat sycophant fake news syndicate.
Yeah,obammy and his friend Al Gore are super concerned about climate change. When you try and have a civil conversation about climate change with cult members of that group it’s astounding to me that they can’t even recognize the fact that these people don’t even follow their own preachings on the subject. Like I say to them, when they start following their own bullshit then maybe I’ll listen. Until then, I stand by my assessment that climate change is a money making scheme.
“…I stand by my assessment that climate change is a money making scheme.”
Yes, they take yours and put it in their pockets. Every prog program is the same, designed to alleviate you of your wealth and enrich them.
If the Atlantic Ocean rises 20 feet and floods the 8 miles between me and the ocean, I will have oceanfront property!
Does anyone really believe that will happen?
It is more likely that the Obamas will buy a house on an island! Oh, they did!