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Obama Advisor: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Military Bases: ‘Where Will We Move Them?’
CNSNews ^ | June 5, 2014 | Penny Starr

Posted on 06/05/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT by jazusamo

Alice Hill
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 they’re 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 they’re 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alicehill; climatechange; dhs; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; mentalcase; obama
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To higher ground, of course. If 0bama's thugs keep saying it enough times it must be true. /sarc
1 posted on 06/05/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Hopefully not Guam it’ll flip over


2 posted on 06/05/2014 1:52:55 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: jazusamo

Didn’t they say that boats were old technology anyway?


3 posted on 06/05/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo
LOLOLOL!

The silver polisher on the Titanic.

4 posted on 06/05/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: jazusamo

these assclowns are beyond any help


5 posted on 06/05/2014 1:53:38 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: jazusamo
We've closed so many bases I think we could find a couple left in the highlands a couple feet above sea level.
6 posted on 06/05/2014 1:53:51 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: jazusamo; GeronL

Clearly NOT Houston/Galveston.

We couldn’t even get a retired space shuttle even WITH Johnson Space Center located here.


7 posted on 06/05/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

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...


8 posted on 06/05/2014 1:54:05 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: kingattax

It’s an excuse to move more pork out of Republican voting districts.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

Stop worrying , you bunch of Halfwits will be long gone


10 posted on 06/05/2014 1:54:38 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ping


11 posted on 06/05/2014 1:54:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Simple...if the oceans are getting bigger we’ll need a smaller army and more ships.


12 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: jazusamo

Too bad not one single prediction has ever come true.


13 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: jazusamo

OMG what a bunch of kooks.

What base is threatened by any actual sea rise?


14 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jazusamo

We need a bigger navy then.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 1:55:43 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: jazusamo

Oh I see her out is including “severe weather” what utter BS nonsense.


16 posted on 06/05/2014 1:56:04 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jazusamo

The only words for these people are: “Get out. You are fired!”


17 posted on 06/05/2014 1:57:39 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jazusamo

>>”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.


18 posted on 06/05/2014 1:58:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: jazusamo
‘Where are we going to move them?’” said Hill, who was a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles

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.

19 posted on 06/05/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Williams

>>The only words for these people are: “Get out. You are fired!”

I prefer “Ready. Aim. Fire!” for these traitors.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 1:59:28 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Williams
The only words for these people are: “Get out. You are fired!”

AMEN! Worth repeating.

21 posted on 06/05/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
“I work on the National Security Council staff, and let me make clear that [climate change] is viewed as an issue of national security

Unlike....lets say...releasing 5 terrorists back into the wild.

22 posted on 06/05/2014 2:00:15 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: jazusamo
...including military bases that could be misplaced...

I've misplaced my glasses but never have I misplaced a military base.................

23 posted on 06/05/2014 2:03:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Williams

Their voter base................all you base are belong to us!.............


24 posted on 06/05/2014 2:05:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

25 posted on 06/05/2014 2:06:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jazusamo

I suggest a large pie plate balanced on top of the White House.


26 posted on 06/05/2014 2:07:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jazusamo

The only thing rising is the amount of bull$hip coming out of they’re mouths. Pretty soon we will need to wear
full body suits.


27 posted on 06/05/2014 2:08:36 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: jazusamo

Why would we need military bases? We don’t need a military, do we?


28 posted on 06/05/2014 2:09:35 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: jazusamo

yes Ft Hood. TX is really threatened.


29 posted on 06/05/2014 2:14:50 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: jazusamo

This sounds pretty serious. If the sea in port goes up an entire foot or more, there’s a name for that in the Navy. “High tide.” What we really need is ships that, oh, I don’t know, float on the surface of the water or something.


30 posted on 06/05/2014 2:15:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jazusamo
Are these people deliberately trying to put Onion out of business? I'm not sure the writers there could have come up with something this ridiculous.
31 posted on 06/05/2014 2:16:40 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Billthedrill

Very well said, problem solved. :-)


32 posted on 06/05/2014 2:20:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: a fool in paradise

The problem is that you no longer had Johnson himself located there.


33 posted on 06/05/2014 2:20:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: NonValueAdded
"that is a BINGO!"


34 posted on 06/05/2014 2:22:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

Let us not forget to declare them mentally incompetent so they are disgraced forever!


35 posted on 06/05/2014 2:22:41 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: chrisser
Well, there is this at Lake Hawthorne, Nevada.
36 posted on 06/05/2014 2:23:51 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Williams
What base is threatened by any actual sea rise?

If any base is going to be washed away by the flood, Diego Garcia will be the first. However there is no "actual sea rise" so far, of course.

37 posted on 06/05/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Red Badger

Maybe DiFi needs more cash...

http://www.wnd.com/2007/03/40845/

Feinstein quits committee under war-profiteer cloud
Report documents military contracts
for firms owned by senator’s husband
Published: 03/28/2007 at 10:05 PM


38 posted on 06/05/2014 2:25:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

Like the BO regime really cares.

Let them drown is what they really would like to say.


39 posted on 06/05/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: jazusamo

But we elected Obama! He is the one that we have been waiting for! The oceans will begin to recede just because he is elected, Nothing more. How can we now 5 1/2 years later that the oceans are rising. Have I missed something here??? I just don’t understand.


40 posted on 06/05/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Hugin

Stop watching that Terrible movie WaterWorld


41 posted on 06/05/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Williams
OMG what a bunch of kooks. What base is threatened by any actual sea rise?

None. Not one. Our bases are as threatened by rising sea levels as by unicorn invasions.

42 posted on 06/05/2014 2:36:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (https://www.projectveritas.com/home/)
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To: GOPJ

We can only hope that they won’t flip upside down due to under current like Guam will!


43 posted on 06/05/2014 2:41:05 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: jazusamo

This is your tax dollars at work.

You are paying this clown’s six figure salary and she can’t even juggle.


44 posted on 06/05/2014 2:41:40 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jazusamo
“It could, for example, affect our military mission."

And what might our military mission be, besides the neutering that seems to be going on these days?

Oh, maybe Obama will have to start taking a boat on his World Apology Tours in the future.

45 posted on 06/05/2014 2:43:04 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: jazusamo

Where will we move bases due to global warming?????

We are living in a giant lunatic asylum.


46 posted on 06/05/2014 2:44:24 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jazusamo

Judge Alice Hill to Leave Court for Obama Administration Post

Friday, March 20, 2009

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alice Hill yesterday confirmed she is leaving the bench June 12 to go to Washington, D.C. to become counselor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, her former law school classmate Janet Napolitano.

her new role, which does not require Senate confirmation, will involve work on special projects and assisting Napolitano in carrying out her job.


47 posted on 06/05/2014 2:46:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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Hill attended law school at her father’s alma mater, and after graduating clerked one year for U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Young in Baltimore while her husband worked on his doctorate at Johns Hopkins.

The couple then moved to Paris, where Starr taught French and comparative literature and Hill became an associate in international law with a French law firm.

Hill and Starr returned to California in 1985 when Star was offered a tenured position at USC, and Hill joined Morrison & Foerster’s corporate department as an associate, earning admission to the State Bar the next year.


48 posted on 06/05/2014 2:47:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kingattax

Huh, you seem to have a higher opinion of these grifters than I am willing to accede to...


49 posted on 06/05/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: CommerceComet

“Are these people deliberately trying to put Onion out of business?”

Funny—BTTT


50 posted on 06/05/2014 2:50:33 PM PDT by VMI70
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