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    Conflicts of interest?

    WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --"The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted mostly along party lines Thursday to approve an amendment to the $600 billion National Defense Authorization Act which prohibits the Pentagon from using any of its budget to address climate change and specifically instructs the Department of Defense to ignore the latest scientific reports on the threats posed by global warming.
    The amendment, sponsored by Rep. David McKinley, a Republican whose home state of West Virginia's economy is heavily leveraged in coal mining, reads:"

    "None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation's Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order."

    House forces Pentagon to ignore science on climate change - UPI.com






    "In the beginning of the 20th century energy has been a critical factor for armed forces worldwide. From the end of the Cold War to the first years of the 21st century, the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) energy consumption dropped by some 40 percent, but with the Global War on Terror consumption has raised again."

    "In fiscal year 2009, the DoD consumed 932 trillion Btu of site delivered energy at a cost of 13.3 billion dollars. Energy consumed per active duty military and civilian personal is 35 percent higher than the U.S. energy consumption per capita, which is amongst the highest in the world. While consuming that amount of energy, DoD emitted 73 million metric tons of CO2, corresponding to over 4 percent of the total emissions in USA."

    "The DoD accounts for less than 2 percent of the US energy consumption and more than 93 percent of the U.S. government energy consumption. Although this may seem small, the fact is that DoD is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. Nigeria, with a population of more than 140 million, consumes as much energy as the U.S. military."


    How Much Energy Does the U.S. Military Consume | The Daily Energy Report
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    Not surprised at all.

    the ignorance of the GOP is quite telling as is the ignorance of their supporters.
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    The military isn't exactly the best of places to focus on global warming.

    If anything, we should be proud of having a strong military in order to counterbalance true threats to global warming such as the growth of China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    The military isn't exactly the best of places to focus on global warming.

    If anything, we should be proud of having a strong military in order to counterbalance true threats to global warming such as the growth of China.
    And pray tell, @Daktoria, what the fuck is the US military going to do about China, as far as Global Climate Change goes?
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    Global warming or whatever the scam is called this week has nothing to do with the Pentagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    The military isn't exactly the best of places to focus on global warming.

    If anything, we should be proud of having a strong military in order to counterbalance true threats to global warming such as the growth of China.
    That's funny considering the pentagon has warned that climate change will cause wars and has contingency plans in place to address the havoc climate change

    You righties need to get your heads out of your asses and stop making global warming political vs. the scientific reality it is.

    I swear if a killer meteor was headed to the planet you'd cut the funding to built something to stop it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubal Troop View Post
    Global warming or whatever the scam is called this week has nothing to do with the Pentagon.
    In 2006 CNA convened a Military Advisory Board (MAB) of eleven retired three-star and four-star admirals and generals to assess the impact of global climate change on key matters of national security, and to lay the groundwork for mounting responses to the threats found.

    In April 2007, CNA released the MAB's landmark report, National Security and the Threat of Climate Change, that articulates the concept of climate change acting as a “threat multiplier” for instability in some of the most volatile regions of the world and identifies key challenges that must be planned for now if they are to be met effectively in the future.

    National Security and the Threat of Climate Change | CNA Corporation

    Note the assessment dates. Climate change is non-partisan.
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    Good move. Specificity, transparency and accountability needed for every dollar. Slyly insinuating this "settled science" and vaguely defined associated funding into federal governmental agencies appears to be a ploy to go around formal public debate and The People's representatives...who hold the purse strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angryamerican View Post
    Not surprised at all.

    the ignorance of the GOP is quite telling as is the ignorance of their supporters.
    Yeah......there's a strange unhealthy obsessiveness in this GOPPER cult. The Pentagon? As if they use coal to run an F-15?
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