Climate Change – The Greatest Threat to National Security

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Scientists have been sounding from the rooftops for decades now that climate change threatens the very existence of our species, and yet little to nothing has been done to mitigate this looming catastrophe. Billions of tons of carbon dioxide are emitted into the atmosphere each year as a result of our careless burning of fossil fuels, and global population growth shows no signs of slowing down. Right wing demagogues constantly tell us that ISIS, the national debt and nuclear war are primary security threats, while ignoring the greatest threat mankind has ever faced: climate change.

President Obama stated in his state of the union address, that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change”. Wiser words were never spoken, as scientists continue to warn of a myriad of natural disasters if we do not change course immediately and drastically. The scientific computer models that predict climate change are now so accurate that only the most technology averse and stubborn right wingers deny their legitimacy. Droughts, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are among the many disasters predicted to ravage our planet if we continue on this path. Ocean acidification is yet another predicted outcome, leading to the destruction of marine habitats and the extinction of many oceanic species.

The national defense budget should be entirely donated to fighting climate change, by investing in green technologies that allow us to eliminate fossil fuels. The only thing standing in the way of this happening, is republican opposition. Republicans are literally holding the world to ransom by refusing to accept the science of climate change, while the lives of billions of people hang in the balance. We have to start taking a pragmatic approach to this problem and outlaw climate change denial once and for all. If we refuse to do this out of respect for ‘the constitution’, we are literally condemning the planet to total destruction. We all have to ask ourselves, are we willing to sacrifice the planet for an ancient document that most constitutional scholars believe no longer applies? Or are we willing to do what it takes to save our childrens’ future?

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Man made climate change is real, you can’t have a giant conspiracy of scientists across the globe. Human greed is unfortunatelly real too, the climate change issue is used and abused by governments and big corporations/profitors to make money with dubtious measures that may have little impact, and we could also talk about the ones who jump on this opportunity to push for an agenda/ further centralization.

MillionDollarBonus_

Well of course man made climate change is real. It’s so real that we can predictably keep global temperatures within a reasonable range, simply by varying the amount of CO2 emitted by humans. And we can vary man made CO2 with little to no harm by replacing fossil fuels with green technologies.

And since we know that we are on the road to destruction, we have little choice but to act immediately. And if this means ignoring the ‘constitution’ or ‘congress’, then so be it.

Black Lives Matter

The entire national defense budget? This is just getting stupid now. That obviously WON’T BE ENOUGH. The entire national defense budget is a start. Climate change is an existential threat to womyn, children, and minorities.

MillionDollarBonus_

We need to invest more to be sure. But my point is why spend national defense dollars on anything else when this issue eclipses all other threats?

It all comes back to white privilege again, because it’s white countries – America, Australia, Canada etc. that burn the most fossil fuels per person, and yet it’s predominantly developing countries that have to deal with the natural disasters that result.

Black Lives Matter

Whites WILL PAY for the violence they have brought to the world via police brutality, slavery, imperialism, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Climate Change. Until Whites make amends with reparations and start living at one with nature, the damages will just be exponentially higher. The so-called “defense” budget — a.k.a., the imperialism budget — needs to be shut down IMMEDIATELY. THE PLANET HAS A FEVER!!!

bahoobley
bahoobley

The only cure is more cowbell

bob n
bob n

What utter bullshit. Climate change is as natural as earthquakes and has been going on for millions of years. man has bugger all impact on the climate as most scientists agree, but these scientists are not reported by the MSM agenda. CO2 does not warm the planet as the Princeton physics professor has pointed out. Professors of geology, physics and chemistry have all pointed out that this man-made scam is false so go read some of the books by Prof bob carter or Prof Ian Plimer to learn how climate really works.

MillionDollarBonus_

It doesn’t have to be warming – it’s ALL adverse changes. The climate is a complex system, and excessive CO2 emissions can change the climate in unpredictable (but predictably negative) ways. When you melt the ice caps you could cut off the gulf stream and cause parts of the world to descend into an ice age! If we didn’t produce CO2, all changes in the climate would be benign!

Skrelly Dolezal
Skrelly Dolezal

Ok. Just take a deep breath. This kind of heated, hysterical rhetoric is triggering for many Justice Warriors.

With the advent of sophisticated climatolgical financial intstruments – we will have the ability to offset our CO2 emissions, quite literally rendering your above concerns mute. We can literally fix anything going forward through a measured approach of large tax increases on the middle and upper middle class and enviro-credits for all carbon based activity.

drb6
drb6

MDB – please create #SAFESPACE on this blog so that we would not have to tolerate hateful speech of Neanderthals such as bob n on this otherwise excellent blog!

Black Lives Matter

THERE IS A SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Only right-wing crackpots and paid stooges believe otherwise. THE PLANET HAS A FEVER, AND WE NEED TO ACT NOW!!!!11!!11!1!!!

Black Lives Matter

If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, “Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.” If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action!!!

MillionDollarBonus_

Precisely. Who do people like Donald Trump think they are to question the SCIENCE of climate change, which is agreed upon by 99% of top scientists? As far as I’m concerned, if something is validated by all the top scientists – it’s a FACT, and you do NOT have the right to question it. Peoples’ lives are at stake here!

drb6
drb6

Actually only about 80% of scientists agree that humans are causing climate change. Of course, the 20% who disagree are likely not really scientists – hence, you have to be bolder and declare that 100% of scientists agree with human-caused global warming!

Black Lives Matter

Climate Change Deniers should ALL be imprisoned for hate speech. Some may deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of terrible floods, raging fires, powerful earthquakes, and crippling droughts.

Dugenheimen
Dugenheimen

Climate change is a racists crisis!

And if you are a climate change denier then you are a goddamn piece of shit racist puke too. Fuck you and die, white male capitalist patriarchy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Black Lives Matter

These are all excellent points.

MillionDollarBonus_

Unfortunately privileged whites refuse to give up their lavish lifestyles of eating meat and driving gas guzzling 4x4s, and as a result people of color continue to suffer the consequences. Look at the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the flooding in Bangladesh, and the Tsunamis in Indonesia. ALL consequences of climate change! Climate change denial needs to be outlawed, PERIOD.

Dugenheimen
Dugenheimen

Amen sir! #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Gunther Wilderman

Odd how all mentions of meat agriculture and the methane released along with fracking are absent. Methane is the most climate changing entity there is but the fear mongers who have some stake in alternative energy aren’t all that interested in talking about massive amounts of methane released. Oh. That and all the atom bomb test residue that’s still floating above us all.

Black Lives Matter

MEAT is POISON, not only for human beings, but also for the planet itself. Until people stop eating meat, the cycle of violence will continue!!!

drb6
drb6

California is starting to regulate cow flatulence with the goal of decreasing methane emissions. While this is an important step, we need to go much further. Every PERSON needs to carry a personal methane measuring device that would record the volume of farts, and everyone should be taxed according to their methane emissions.

Sgt. Oddball
Sgt. Oddball

drb6 – To be on the safe side I regularly burn off my own excess in the presence of a Pd catalyst, then pass the exhaust combustion products through a CO2 scrubber just to be sure…

Hillarys Server
Hillarys Server

A major contributing factor to global warming is cow flatulence.

This natural gas is produced mainly by intensive farming, run mostly by white supremacists for white supremacists since oil fried chickens don’t pass gas in great quantity.

If the un-melinated citizens of our nation become vegan, the cow meat gas will decrease and in its place the vegan gas of European Americans will mix with the primarily oil fried chicken-based gas of peoples of color and global warming will be greatly reduced.

Sierra
Sierra

I just love cli-fi!

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