Suppose the Pentagon knew that populated areas of the U.S. were going to be destroyed within the lifetime of most Americans? 

 
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21 July 2019 11:48
 

https://oceanleadership.org/military-experts-agree-consequences-climate-change-clear/

“We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.  The science is clear – we have a short period of time to act. Whether we shrink from this challenge, or rise to it, is the biggest question we face.”  -  Jay Inslee

https://jayinslee.com/act/join-our-movement-for-climate-action?

https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/397927-pollster-climate-change-is-not-a-priority-issue-for-voters

“Voters ranked climate change as the 15th most important issue in voting when asked about a total of 28 voting issues in the poll.”  — Julia Manchester

The effect of sea level rise on military bases is not the only issue brought on by climate change, so the third panel at the forum featured the authors of the “Briefing Book for a New Administration,” who are calling for the next administration to work to decrease the security risks of climate change. The authors, members of the non-partisan Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG), published the report to call on the next administration to take proactive comprehensive actions to “save lives and money, strengthen national security, and demonstrate global leadership.” The Briefing Book includes recommendations for the executive office of the President, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Department of Energy.

https://oceanleadership.org/military-experts-agree-consequences-climate-change-clear/

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21 July 2019 22:19
 

I think they do.  Water levels is a real problem in florida these days…

 
 
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22 July 2019 02:25
 

The Pentagon got billions to secure its naval and shore facilities against rising sea levels - as long as it doesn’t mention Climate Change.

 
 
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Jefe - 21 July 2019 10:19 PM

I think they do.  Water levels is a real problem in florida these days…

Do you think General Dempsey knows that climate change is going to wreak havoc around the world?  Can Trump replace him with a toady if he speaks up?

https://www.salon.com/2018/12/09/a-cabinet-of-toadies-pompeo-and-mattis-just-parrot-whatever-nonsense-trumps-gut-believes_partner/

“Indeed, the problem underscored here is that most of the president’s men merely repeat Trump’s ill-founded conclusions, even if they ignore whatever evidence has been gathered. Days before, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis insisted that there was no strong conclusion reached by the CIA about the Saudi leader’s involvement in the murder. Now here came CIA Director Gina Haspel, appointed to replace Pompeo, with the actual information, and Republican senators were challenging the president as a result.”

 
 
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25 July 2019 11:06
 

The fact that Washington is playing politics with this existential crisis is unconscionable and horrific and immoral beyond words.

Given our Oligarch driven society, it’s not surprising that news of the seriousness of the situation hasn’t been distributed across the population yet. It strikes me that getting the word out is hyper-urgent at this point.

I do think that letting the population understand the Pentagon’s perspective would be really helpful.

[ Edited: 27 July 2019 08:42 by icehorse]