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    CIA closes its climate change offices

    C.I.A. Closes Its Climate Change Office - NYTimes.com


    Question: Why the hell did the CIA have a climate change office to begin with? No wonder we are broke!

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    C.I.A. Closes Its Climate Change Office - NYTimes.com


    Question: Why the hell did the CIA have a climate change office to begin with? No wonder we are broke!
    And that's just one of probably dozens totally useless departments that our bloated government has come up with.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    C.I.A. Closes Its Climate Change Office - NYTimes.com


    Question: Why the hell did the CIA have a climate change office to begin with? No wonder we are broke!
    Never knew that there was one. At least it's gone now!

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    C.I.A. Closes Its Climate Change Office - NYTimes.com


    Question: Why the hell did the CIA have a climate change office to begin with? No wonder we are broke!
    According to your article, they had one to study security implications. I believe they do this with nearly anything they can envision possible threats growing from.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    According to your article, they had one to study security implications. I believe they do this with nearly anything they can envision possible threats growing from.

    Maybe this is why they couldn't envision a threat coming that turned out to be lethal for our Ambassador in Libya.

    Our intelligence is pretty unintelligent.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    C.I.A. Closes Its Climate Change Office - NYTimes.com


    Question: Why the hell did the CIA have a climate change office to begin with? No wonder we are broke!
    The reason departments like this is pretty sound. Say a natural disaster occurs in Asia. How does said natural disaster affect our policies there? How would it affect the politics? How could it destabilize the region and our interests. Without it having to do with 'climate change' it's pretty easy. Say Bolivia starts dumping waste in a river that flows into an ally. How does that affect U.S. interests in the region? How does it affect diplomatic ties?

    In a world where politicians dedicate 100s of people to gathering data to win elections, this is pretty good. Calling it useless shows a lack of understanding of just how important ANY kind of climate related issues are to politics.
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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The reason departments like this is pretty sound. Say a natural disaster occurs in Asia. How does said natural disaster affect our policies there? How would it affect the politics? How could it destabilize the region and our interests. Without it having to do with 'climate change' it's pretty easy. Say Bolivia starts dumping waste in a river that flows into an ally. How does that affect U.S. interests in the region? How does it affect diplomatic ties?

    In a world where politicians dedicate 100s of people to gathering data to win elections, this is pretty good. Calling it useless shows a lack of understanding of just how important ANY kind of climate related issues are to politics.
    exactly! down right ignorance.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Maybe this is why they couldn't envision a threat coming that turned out to be lethal for our Ambassador in Libya.

    Our intelligence is pretty unintelligent.
    Maybe. But I think it is foolish to expect perfection. Invading Iraq and spreading democracy doesn't make the world safe.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Maybe. But I think it is foolish to expect perfection. Invading Iraq and spreading democracy doesn't make the world safe.


    Is there a connection between what I said and what you said?

    If we are to believe the leadership of our country, why should we not, then we must accept that our intelligence corps is blind to anything that is happening in the world.

    They did not realize that the location was under attack, who was attacking, why, when, for how long or with what weapons.

    Thankfully we have the wisest and most intelligent leadership any country could ever be thankful for having, so that helps to make up for the utter stupidity of the intelligence and their complete inability to react or defend.

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    Re: CIA closes its climate change offices

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Is there a connection between what I said and what you said?

    If we are to believe the leadership of our country, why should we not, then we must accept that our intelligence corps is blind to anything that is happening in the world.

    They did not realize that the location was under attack, who was attacking, why, when, for how long or with what weapons.

    Thankfully we have the wisest and most intelligent leadership any country could ever be thankful for having, so that helps to make up for the utter stupidity of the intelligence and their complete inability to react or defend.
    Yes there is. A real connection.

    A no, not blind. But human. Not able to know all things at all times, or to make the world safe. Many argued not so long ago that imperial invasions like Iraq would spread democracy and make the world safe. Of course it doesn't work that way, and instead we just help the problems grow and helped train those who will continue attacking us.

    Synthesis is where look at all your information and makes reasoned judgments.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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