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Navy: Rising Sea Levels Add to Concerns
Navy Times (print) | 10/8/12 | Fuentes

Posted on 10/11/2012 8:26:42 AM PDT by pabianice

Seas to Rise three feet this century, Sell your waterfront property!

According to a print article in this week's Navy Times, at a San Diego workshop in September, the US Navy bought-into the PC nonsense about global warming flooding the world as the polar caps melt, polar bears drown, penguins explode, and Florida is wiped off the map. The article then goes on to explain that this is of particular importance to the naval presence in the Asia-Pacific region in that "...its effects will worsen problems in the fragile, war-stricken area, potentially creating a major humanitarian disaster and civil strife -- and further stressing US military forces." Apparently, global drowning is not viewed as a threat to you and me.

I have been greatly disappointed with my Navy's head-first dive in politically correct nonsense that adds nothing to the Navy's ability to do its job and in fact hinders it. This is just another example of the Obama Administration's injuring the national defense for insane reasons.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 10/11/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

More water for them to patrol. (they need a bigger budget)


2 posted on 10/11/2012 8:33:49 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: pabianice

You're going to need a bigger boat............

3 posted on 10/11/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: pabianice

Gee when the polar ice caps melt and sea levels rise, I hope Al Gore’s seaside California mansion is the first place to be inundated.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 8:39:16 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: pabianice

I would think rising seas would give us the advantage having larger ships as the channels would be deeper.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 8:39:16 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: pabianice

so order some longer periscopes...


6 posted on 10/11/2012 8:46:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: The Great RJ

” I hope Al Gore’s seaside California mansion is the first place to be inundated.”

Nah....its off San Ysidro in Montecito. Nowhere near the water, but large enough to cost 3-4000 per month in utilities.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
so order some longer periscopes...

Oh, that's beautiful!

8 posted on 10/11/2012 8:49:14 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pabianice

I just came back from Virginia Beach and Norfolk. I did not notice any higher water.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 8:53:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: pabianice
WEll, I'd think they'd be giddy about the excuse for needing more ships BUT ...

Humanitarian crisis? Will the waters rise in Noah-like proportions over 40 days or will the sea rise be gradual, allowing folks to simply move inland?

10 posted on 10/11/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: pabianice

They forgot about Guam tipping over.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 9:07:03 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: pabianice
As a USN (retired), I share your disappointment.
12 posted on 10/11/2012 9:10:51 AM PDT by Magnum44 (FRiends dont let FRiends zot FRiends)
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To: pabianice

sounds like the only way to make flag officer is to be a spineless eunich toady (with some notable exceptions). zero tolerance for mistakes does not create leaders.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: pabianice

They do what they are told. When the democrats took over the house and senate, they pushed billions of dollars into the defense budget to study the military impact of global warming.

That way, they could still finance their liberal buddies and global warming alarmists, and pretend they were supporting the military.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 9:17:52 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: pabianice
There is no place - NOT ONE PLACE - where the oceans have risen even a half an inch. This issue is bogus. It's a unicorn issue... What will we do if unicorns eat all the crops and our children start to die of starvation? Children staving is an important issue. Drop everything - save the children...

But, but, but there are no unicorns... The oceans have no risen in 60 years. NO unicorns. None. Zero - Zip.

15 posted on 10/11/2012 9:19:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: pabianice

Noah gathers wood...


16 posted on 10/11/2012 9:28:28 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: pabianice

Ok so you live on the beach for a hundred tyears and the sealevel rises 36 inches in those one hunderd years. What do you do? (Pick One)
A) Build a seawall that is 3 feet high, but hurry, you only have a hundred years to complete the project.
B) Do nothing and drown, very, very slowly.
C) Move away from the beach to a safe area.
D) Institute global communism, and murder 2 billion people in re-education camps, until everyone understands how serious global warming is.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT by BRK
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To: pabianice

But i thought His Wonness fixed all that.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: pabianice

“Seas to Rise three feet this century”.... the Obama Administration sues God.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 9:36:21 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LMAO....


20 posted on 10/11/2012 9:37:24 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: CPOSharky; neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; MHGinTN; NonValueAdded
Well, I'd think they'd be giddy about the excuse for needing more ships BUT ...

Humanitarian crisis? Will the waters rise in Noah-like proportions over 40 days or will the sea rise be gradual, allowing folks to simply move inland?

Uhm. Er. Ah. Welllll, let's sea.

About 1.1 millimeter per year. That's what ALL the hype is about. (Some studies claim 2 mm per year, but the valid ones have either 0.0 increase or 1.1 mm increase.) Per year.

So 100 years = 100 miliimeters. (Maybe - or maybe not.)

A little less than 4 inches. Or about the height of good size “wave” at a 2-4 mph wind.

21 posted on 10/11/2012 9:38:33 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: pabianice
1. The Military routinely develops plans of all manner of contingencies. There probably is a plan somewhere for the Ethiopian invasion of Iceland.

2. Navy Times is owned by Gannett. Not exactly a bastion of clear thinking.

(All of that being said, you may be right in the Navy's, no, the Military’s preoccupation with leftist agendas.)

22 posted on 10/11/2012 10:10:45 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Yes, I sea. :)


23 posted on 10/11/2012 12:19:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: pabianice

It will be discussed here next week:

http://www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org/

The METOC flag officer got bit by the AGW bug and has made many speeches, policies based on sea level rise due to AGW. Path of least resistance, I guess.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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