Barack Hussein Obama’s Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, requires DOD officials to accept climate change as fact, not theory, and establish proactive goals to make the military more “climate change ready.”
According to a report released by the Armed Forces Press Service today, the DOD is fulfilling the edicts of that Presidential order by approving a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap first introduced last year and moving forward with its goals.
John Conger, the Acting Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, told military reporters:
“We are going to integrate climate change considerations into the normal processes, the day-to-day jobs of everybody.”
Conger, who serves as the DOD’s current senior “climate official” said he’s worried about the possible effects of “a rise in sea-levels, storm surges and storm intensity [and]…also, drought and thawing permafrost that affects bases in Alaska…”
Further, Conger explains new “climate change” measures will need to be taken to increase usage of renewable energy resources and further protect/preserve many endangered species that live near U.S. military installations worldwide.
The “climate change” roadmap’s primary objective, however, has less to do with meeting real military needs (other than trimming the cost on the DOD’s annual $4 Billion utility bill), and more to do with legitimizing Liberal scientific theory as scientific fact by Presidential decree.