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Napolitano Says DHS to Begin Battling Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue
CNSNews ^ | December 17, 2010 | J. Brady Howell

Posted on 12/17/2010 10:24:24 AM PST by jazusamo

Janet Napolitano

Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

 

(CNSNews.com) --  At an all-day White House conference on "environmental justice," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

Speaking at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice on Thursday, Napolitano discussed the initial findings of the department’s recently created "Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force."

Napolitano explained that the task force was charged with “identifying and assessing the impact that climate change could have on the missions and operations of the Department of Homeland Security.”

According to the former Arizona governor, the task force would address specific questions, including:

“How will FEMA work with state and local partners to plan for increased flooding or wildfire or hurricane activity that is more serious than we’ve seen before? What assistance can the Coast Guard bring to bear to assist remote villages in, for example, Alaska which already have been negatively affected by changes up in the Arctic?”

The findings from the Homeland Security Department (DHS) also asked: “(H)ow can we focus on how climate change is going to affect our rural citizenry including those who live along our boarders both northern and southern?”

Napolitano did not elaborate on the new task force and the Department of Homeland Security has yet to respond to requests by CNSNews.com for additional information on the task force.

The conference did not define “environmental justice,” and the only reference to the task force that can be found is on the DHS Web site. The June 2010 Department of Homeland Security Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan states “climate change has the potential to accelerate and intensify extreme weather events which threaten the nation’s sustainability and security.”

This plan also noted: “Many USCG [Coast Guard] and Customs and Border Protection facilities, by their mission, are located in the coastal zone which will be adversely impacted by sea level rise.  Costs will increase for protecting existing facilities from the impacts of sea level rise and some facilities might have to be abandoned in the longer term.”

The all day White House Forum on Environmental Justice also included talks by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigsis; climatechange; dhs; enviromentaljustice; globalwarminghoax; idiotmuffdiver; napolitano; obama
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Environmental justice?

How about doing the job you're supposed to be doing and help law enforcement and Border Patrol prevent illegal aliens, bandits and drug cartel thugs from killing Americans in our own country!

1 posted on 12/17/2010 10:24:32 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping!


2 posted on 12/17/2010 10:26:43 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Huh!

Mike

3 posted on 12/17/2010 10:26:45 AM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: jazusamo

Hey, that’s good. That means she will do NOTHING about it.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 10:26:53 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: jazusamo

Oh, my, gosh. Do they ever stop? They never tire.
How can this be?


5 posted on 12/17/2010 10:26:53 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: jazusamo

This is why it is so difficult to write satire abiout the Obama administration: THE TRUTH IS MORE OUTLANDISH THAN THE MOST ACERBIC CRITIC COULD CONJURE UP!!!!!!!

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!


6 posted on 12/17/2010 10:26:56 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: jazusamo

Insane ... !


7 posted on 12/17/2010 10:27:09 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: jazusamo

January 21, 2013 won’t come soon enough!


8 posted on 12/17/2010 10:27:28 AM PST by AU72
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To: jazusamo

This plan also noted: “Many USCG [Coast Guard] and Customs and Border Protection facilities, by their mission, are located in the coastal zone which will be adversely impacted by sea level rise. Costs will increase for protecting existing facilities from the impacts of sea level rise and some facilities might have to be abandoned in the longer term.”

Yep. Sure.


9 posted on 12/17/2010 10:28:04 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: jazusamo

Was she in Az when she said this? I have a feeling that when she was Gov. of Az she was as completely clueless about the border problem as she is now.


10 posted on 12/17/2010 10:28:17 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jazusamo

Big sis is a prime example of someone who should have never been near a college...she’s just not got the intelligence.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 10:29:01 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

This madness is all based on a false assumption. Nappy is just doing her job trying to help the other frauds in the climate change industry.

One day, I pray, all of these people who have foisted this nonsense upon the WORLD will be brought to REAL JUSTICE.

Who will be first to report that mankind is responsible for Sun Spots?


12 posted on 12/17/2010 10:30:57 AM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: jazusamo
What now? Is illegal weather from other countries sneaking across our borders?

-PJ

13 posted on 12/17/2010 10:31:35 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: jazusamo

Our National Debt will bury us long before the sea waters


14 posted on 12/17/2010 10:32:00 AM PST by Java4Jay
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To: jazusamo

That gender confused butch Idiot fits the rest of the administration to a tee. Christ what is this coming too?


15 posted on 12/17/2010 10:32:17 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: jazusamo

Know your mission, you dumb bull dyke!


16 posted on 12/17/2010 10:33:22 AM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: SC_Pete
”This is why it is so difficult to write satire about the Obama administration:”

LOL . . Ain’t that the truth! These people are living caricatures of themselves.

17 posted on 12/17/2010 10:33:22 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / I'm not anti-government, I'm anti-democrat!)
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To: jazusamo

She should be fired! Unbelievable !!!


18 posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:19 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: jazusamo

Too much trouble. Congress needs to stat defunding various programs in DHS. F’em.


19 posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:26 AM PST by meatloaf
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To: Red_Devil 232

I believe she was supposed to visit Arizona and meet with some people about the Deputy Sheriff that was just killed but don’t know when.


20 posted on 12/17/2010 10:35:38 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SC_Pete

You said it. Before skimming the article, I actually looked at the tags at the bottom to see if it is satire.


21 posted on 12/17/2010 10:38:23 AM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: jazusamo

So they are going to give everyone heavy coats so we can stay warm in our houses?


22 posted on 12/17/2010 10:39:33 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: jazusamo

Where terrorists are man cause disaster specialists, CEOs at major corporations would qualify as terrorists. Besides, they are easier to catch.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 10:39:38 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: Cheetahcat
" That gender confused butch Idiot fits the rest of the administration to a tee. Christ what is this coming too? "

Forced re indoctrination camps for those who oppose and resist the Climate Change agenda and will be viewed as domestic terrorist.
24 posted on 12/17/2010 10:40:12 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: jazusamo
The list of conference attendees does not surprise me.

IT IS A LIST OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS!!! Sibelius, Holder etc.
Wonder where Cass Sunstein was???

25 posted on 12/17/2010 10:40:12 AM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: jazusamo
Napolitano was born stupid and has honed that talent assiduously.
26 posted on 12/17/2010 10:40:33 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: SC_Pete

MR. BEEDLE: (After seeing the mess the ‘experienced’ paperhangers the Stooges made of his apartment) “No. No. No. No. Oh, this is silly. This is silly. It can’t be. It can’t be!”:

MOE: “Oh, yes it is. I said you wouldn’t know the joint.”

A Bird in the Head, The 3 Stooges, 1946


27 posted on 12/17/2010 10:41:11 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: jazusamo

I guess that border is secure, so now she has time to do important stuff like this


28 posted on 12/17/2010 10:41:35 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: jazusamo

The Washington Post

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.

I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post - 88 years ago!


29 posted on 12/17/2010 10:41:47 AM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: jazusamo

I guess they might as well since Big Sis has the border more secure than it’s ever been, and she’s hot on the trail of all those right wing domestic terrorists and returning vets.


30 posted on 12/17/2010 10:41:58 AM PST by Will88
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To: jazusamo
WHISKEY.
TANGO.
FOXTROT.

OVER

31 posted on 12/17/2010 10:42:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 19 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: FourPeas

These people need to be sent to a commune in the Arizona desert where they can all smoke domestic and imported weeds of various hallucinatory potential. And leave the rest of us the hell alone.


32 posted on 12/17/2010 10:42:30 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: jazusamo

Good news (I hope) bttt

Sensenbrenner will lead investigation into phony Global Warming BS

Senenbrenner takes number 2 spot on Science Commitee
Tems up with Issa of CA and Broun of Ga

Politico
http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/1210/Warming_skeptic_gets_key_Science_post.html?showall


33 posted on 12/17/2010 10:46:19 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: jazusamo; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; ..
Thanx jazusamo ! Perfect. I 'm sure Big Sis' Cheap Feel-Up Cadre will be every bit as effrctive as curtailing carbon footprints, but only in so far as costing taxpayers their money and their freedom.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

34 posted on 12/17/2010 10:46:44 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Forced re indoctrination camps for those who oppose and resist the Climate Change agenda and will be viewed as domestic terrorist.”

Something is up as she is not smart enough to do this on her own.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 10:48:01 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Lazamataz

HaaaaaaaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Now that’s funny!


36 posted on 12/17/2010 10:48:29 AM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: tractorman

Thanks...I guess history repeats itself for the idiots also.


37 posted on 12/17/2010 10:51:05 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

These people are such an embarrassment.

Still, they are doing what they are told to do. Environmentalism is their tool to take control of the economy, private property, and you. They aren’t going to stop, ever. You can’t reason with people like this; you just have to defeat them and drive them from office.

Nothing they do makes sense if you think they are Americans. They aren’t; they are Sorosians. They have another agenda altogether.


38 posted on 12/17/2010 10:51:27 AM PST by marron
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To: Matchett-PI

Sounds like good news to me! Thanks for the link.


39 posted on 12/17/2010 10:53:31 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This has got to stop.
The new congresscritters should make damned sure no money is spent on this.


40 posted on 12/17/2010 10:53:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: jazusamo

There are all kinds of ways to get back at those hideous rich people now that they have a temporary tax break.


41 posted on 12/17/2010 10:55:33 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: jazusamo

God, please save us from these freaks.


42 posted on 12/17/2010 10:58:49 AM PST by onedoug
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To: All

Eco-Crime.....the new terrorism.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2636192/posts


43 posted on 12/17/2010 10:59:24 AM PST by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: jazusamo

DHS will become the EPA’s climate change enforcement arm.

Backyard BBQ in a verbotton zone? Prepare for a DHS SWAT raid.

Woodstove secretly being used at night in San Fran? Prepare for a DHS SWAT raid.

Too many burping and farting cows in one pasture? Prepare for a DHS SWAT raid.

Etc, etc, ad nauseum...


44 posted on 12/17/2010 11:00:09 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: BatGuano
The list of conference attendees does not surprise me.

Me neither. They could have even had Van Jones as a "special guest speaker." LOL.

45 posted on 12/17/2010 11:00:21 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: marron

There’s no doubt you’re right. They are blatant about it and don’t give a whit who objects and as long as we have the turkey in the WH we do it will not change.

It would be nice to see the House start defunding some of these idiot appointees realms of Zer0’s and then vote him and a lot more Dems out in 2012.


46 posted on 12/17/2010 11:00:49 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Napolitano Says DHS to Begin Battling Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue

Typical DHS bullshit. Fighting something that doesn't exist. Do something useful for a change. Go profile a Moslem will ya?

47 posted on 12/17/2010 11:02:30 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: onedoug
God, please save us from these freaks.

AMEN to that! I swear, I just cannot enjoy the Christmas season with these idiots running around threatening our lives and liberties day after day.

48 posted on 12/17/2010 11:03:15 AM PST by Marathoner (Repeal the 17th amendment, and the 16th for good measure.)
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To: jazusamo

Nuts.


49 posted on 12/17/2010 11:03:28 AM PST by The Duke
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To: Rebelbase

If anyone would have said that 25 or more years ago they would have been considered insane, not so now. The insane ones are now running our government.


50 posted on 12/17/2010 11:05:04 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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