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Leon, stick with the facts


POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:47pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 7:21pm

The Washington Examiner reporting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared global warming a national security threat.

He said that Thursday during a speech before an environmentalist group in Washington, D.C.

He said, "The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security, rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief."

The defense secretary must have missed Examiner Columnist Mona Charen's recent piece on how symbols of global warming aren't working out the way environmentalists predicted.

For instance, The United Nations climate change panel "admitted that the melting Himalayas prediction was not based on science but on a 1999 media interview given by one scientist," "They said they regretted the error. Now, a study in nature, based on satellite imagery, has shown that some melting of lower altitude glaciers is taking place but that higher glaciers have been adding ice."

What an inconvenient truth.

I know there has been back and forth between the naysayers and those who honestly believe there is environmental harm being caused by pollution.

But, for the secretary of defense to go on about that is irresponsible.

Leon Panetta is a bright man and he knows better than that...doesn't he?

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Leon is a communist-leaning bureaucrat doing the bidding of the anti-American fraud occupying the office of the president. Everything he does will be suspect!!

Rollinson, the term communism has been changed to "Globalist".

When the result is that we will all be slogging through the rice fields; at least, those of us left alive, it is still the same old tyranny!!

Mr Barton provides one example that displays a lack of honesty in regard to the glacier melt. Actually, the majority of the world's glaciers are in retreat. Arctic Ice melt is at record levels. That is why the world powers, such as, United States, Russia, Canada are positioning themselves to claim the territory and its resources. Gwynne Dyer wrote a book on the military aspect, "Climate Wars: the Fight for Survival as the World Overheats". Mr. Barton should pick up a copy and rethink his stance

Leon wants us all to pay a greenhouse carbon tax to keep his military strong by paying UN forces to accompany our troops in wars of lucre.

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