Crazy Admiral Locklear Doubles Down On Climate Change

Having solved all other problems in the Pacific, like North Korea close to having nuclear tipped missile, Admiral Locklear focuses on “climate change”

(ACJ) Admiral Samuel Locklear is head of U.S. Pacific Command, overseeing operations of all four main military branches in that critical area. North Korea, for example, is Locklear’s headache. A China that has become increasingly aggressive about asserting its territorial claims with Japan and other countries is also his headache.

Earlier this week, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, the senator and the admiral shared a little colloquy on the question of climate change. It went something like this:

INHOFE: “Admiral, I’d like to get clarification on one statement that was I think misrepresented. It was in the Boston Globe it  reported that you indicated, and I’m quoting noew from the Boston the Globe now, the biggest long-term security challenge in the Pacific region is climate change. I’d like to have you clarify what you meant by that. … ”

Locklear did not back down, saying that the Pacific Rim is an area of high population growth, and that much of that growth is occurring in coastal or litoral areas, where people would be vulnerable to storms, flooding, rising sea level and other problems. He went on:

“From 2008 to 2012, about 280,000 people died (in natural disasters in the Pacific region). It was not not all climate change or weather-related, but a lot of them were due to that. About 800,000 people were displaced and there was about $500 billion of lost productivity. So when I look and I think about our planning and I think about what I have to do with allies and partners, and I look long-term, it’s important that countries in this region build capabilities into their infrastructures to be able to deal with the types of things … “

Good thing Locklear has his priorities straight, focusing on bad weather supposedly caused by a trace gas necessary for life instead of North Korea, China, the spread of Islamists, etc. Strange how lots of other bad weather happened before CO2 was above 350ppm.

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4 Responses to “Crazy Admiral Locklear Doubles Down On Climate Change”

  1. john says:

    Teach now you have gone anti military on us? The world turned upside down. Teach ALL the military services recognize the national security issues involved with a rapidly changing climate
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/20/climate-change-climate-change-scepticism

  2. john says:

    And Inhofe recently attempted to refute AGW by using as an example The Great Flood in the BIble. He was alos one of the big supporters of Bush’s ruling that teh Park Rangers could not answer any questions about the age of the Grand Canyon, which Inhofe believes was made during the Great Flood. And you call Locklear crazy ???

  3. gitarcarver says:

    Sorry john, but the Guardian article you cite uses the 2006 IPCC report as generating a “consensus” on global warming.

    The problem, as we all know, is that we know the data for that report was falsified and we know the UN had an agenda to use the report to redistribute wealth. That is why so many governments walked away from the report when the information came out. So your article is based on a lie and yet you want to use that as some sort of justification for promoting AGW.

    Have you no integrity? (That’s rhetorical, in case you don’t recognize it.)

    It is amazing that you blame one Senator for his belief in something, but yet you seem to think that Locklear’s beloef that people died because of climate change is factual.

    Where is the scientific proof of that, john?

    The hypocrisy of the left never ceases to amaze me.

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    It is anti-science and anti-military and anti-American to have the head of one of or military branches focus on climate instead of the real dangers from submarines, missiles, anti-ship missiles, nuclear attacks, EMP pulses, or the lack of military preparedness.

    But no, we’ve built our military in to one of PR

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