House forces Pentagon to ignore science on climate change - UPI.com
A few days prior to Rep. McKinley's house bill several military leaders testified before congress that climate change was a national security risk...."...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...."
Military Leaders Respond: Congressional Testimonies on Climate Change, Energy and National Security « The Center for Climate & Security
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/sc...tary.html?_r=0"....In a joint statement, CCS Co-Directors Francesco “Frank” Femia and Caitlin Werrell concluded: “Today’s testimonies add to the chorus of voices within the military and national security establishment about the importance of addressing climate change. This has long ago ceased to be an environmental issue, and it never should have been a political issue. It’s simply a matter of national security.”
CCS applauds the Department of Defense for taking a leadership role on addressing climate change threats to national and international security, and encourages policy-makers to follow their lead...."
U.S. Military Forges Ahead with Plans to Combat Climate Change - Scientific American"...A 2010 Defense Department review identified climate change and energy security as "prominent military vulnerabilities," noting that climate change in particular is an "accelerant of instability and conflict." It was the first time the Pentagon addressed climate in a comprehensive planning document.
A subsequent assessment by the National Research Council found that even moderate climate shifts will impact Navy operations. Sea-level rise and more severe storm surges will hit coastal military bases, and marine forces could also face more work in responding to an increase in humanitarian crises following disasters....."
Yes, W. Virginia, the climate change debate is over.