Oh Good Grief… US Commander of Pacific Fleet Says “Biggest Security Threat” in Pacific Region Is Climate Change
Terrific. We now have top military brass lecturing scholars on global warming junk science.
Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the US Pacific Command, told a group of scholars from Harvard and Tufts that the biggest security threat facing the US in the Pacific region is climate change.
Mother Jones reported:
As I wrote in Full Green Ahead in the current issue of Mother Jones, the US Navy is paying close attention—and giving far more than lip service—to the problems underway from a changing climate. But until now no one’s said it quite so loudly as Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the US Pacific Command.
Locklear met privately with scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities on Friday and said that the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region is climate change, reports the Boston Globe, and that significant upheaval related to the warming planet is:
“Probably the most likely thing that is going to happen… that will cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about.” Locklear continued: “People are surprised sometimes, [but] you have the real potential here in the not-too-distant future of nations displaced by rising sea level. Certainly weather patterns are more severe than they have been in the past. We are on super typhoon 27 or 28 this year in the Western Pacific. The average is about 17.”
What’s really interesting here is that the US has declared the Asia Pacific region (and all its security issues from North Korea, China, Japan, and the South China Sea) its primary security focus.
Actually, admiral the number of major tropical storms and hurricanes has not increased over the past 30 years. There is also no evidence that tornadoes and severe storms are increasing in frequency or becoming stronger.
In a sane world Admiral Locklear would be immediately reassigned.