Skip to comments.Obama Advisor: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Military Bases: ‘Where Will We Move Them?’
Posted on 06/05/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT by jazusamo
Alice Hill, senior advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on June 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
(CNSNews.com) A top Obama advisor said at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on Thursday that climate change threatens our national security, including military bases that could be misplaced by rising sea levels.
It could, for example, affect our military mission, Alice Hill, senior advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said during a panel discussion on Current Federal Efforts to fight climate change.
If our key military bases were severely damaged by extreme weather or if theyre just threatened by sea level rise so that we have to be thinking, Where are we going to move them? said Hill, who was a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles before she was appointed as counsel for the Department of Homeland Security by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2009.
Hill quoted Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of her remarks about the military and said climate change will affect virtually every country on earth.
As Secretary Kerry has recently noted, climate change can produce effects similar of those of weapons of mass destruction, Hill said.
We know that climate change will affect virtually every country on earth, Hill said. It is, after all, global climate warming.
Other nations around the world are also viewing this as a national security risk, Hill said citing the American Security Project, which she said found 70 percent of countries around the world have addressed climate change as part of their national security strategy.
We know, for example, that climate change will affect water security; food security, energy systems and the stability of our infrastructure, Hill said. It could, for example, affect our military mission.
If our key military bases were severely damaged by extreme weather or if theyre just threatened by sea level rise so that we have to be thinking, Where are we going to move them? Hill asked.
Hill began her remarks by describing her work at the White House and its connection to climate change.
My work in particular focuses on the intersection of climate change and national security, Hill said. I work on the National Security Council staff, and let me make clear that [climate change] is viewed as an issue of national security, Hill said.
Hopefully not Guam it’ll flip over
Didn’t they say that boats were old technology anyway?
The silver polisher on the Titanic.
these assclowns are beyond any help
Clearly NOT Houston/Galveston.
We couldn’t even get a retired space shuttle even WITH Johnson Space Center located here.
I heard a rumor that FedGov owns a bunch of land out west. Maybe they could use that for military bases if/when the current ones are under water.
Probably wouldn’t work to replace Norfolk though...
It’s an excuse to move more pork out of Republican voting districts.
Stop worrying , you bunch of Halfwits will be long gone
Simple...if the oceans are getting bigger we’ll need a smaller army and more ships.
Too bad not one single prediction has ever come true.
OMG what a bunch of kooks.
What base is threatened by any actual sea rise?
We need a bigger navy then.
Oh I see her out is including “severe weather” what utter BS nonsense.
The only words for these people are: “Get out. You are fired!”
>>”and let me make clear that [climate change] is viewed as an issue of national security”
Yeah...by complete idiots who fail to see Islam as an issue of national security.
That kind of stupid can only be replicated on a personal scale by waking up in the middle of the night and finding the house on fire, and vacuuming the carpet before you call 911 because you don’t want the firemen seeing what a mess it is.
If her court decisions were as half-witted as these comments, there are a bunch of felons running around LA who should be behind bars.
>>The only words for these people are: Get out. You are fired!
I prefer “Ready. Aim. Fire!” for these traitors.