Obama Issues Executive Order To Prepare For Climate War

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Two months ago we reported that Obama had officially declared war on the weather, after it was reported that he was ready to use "administrative authority" to fight climate change. While at the time it was not quite clear just what authority he had to unleash centrally-planned weather, today we finally got a glimpse of how Obama's biggest war yet would look like.

As Washington Times reports, "President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming. The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag."

In other words, following the epic Syrian fiasco, whose primary intention was to boost the US budget deficit as a result of a localized war, and allow Bernanke more debt issues to monetize, Obama now has decided to unleash a very expensive, and very much debt-funded war against the greatest enemy of all: the weather.

The article goes on:

“The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies and public health across the nation,” the presidential order said. “The federal government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience.”

 

There’s no estimate of how much the additional planning will cost. Natural disasters including Superstorm Sandy cost the U.S. economy more than $100 billion in 2012, according to the administration.

Well, the more the merrier. Since interest costs in the New Normal are not an issue as long as the Marriner Eccles politburo is around, debt is wealth, and the more debt the US incurs to comply with Obama's latest executive order, the better.

Sure enough, as a result of this idiotic development, it is best to have very lofty aspirations, of the variety that come in 9 or more digits: after all, since nobody can quantify "climate change" may as well unleash the most ridiculous numbers conceivable.

The White House is also setting up a task force of state and local leaders to offer advice to the federal government, with several Democratic governors having agreed to serve and at least one Republican governor, from the U.S. territory of Guam.

 

Mr. Obama has a goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and the Environmental Protection Agency is working on rules that would impose tougher regulations on coal-burning power plants. But much of the president’s climate-change agenda has stalled in Congress, and the administration says the new order recognizes that global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, making further damage from global warming inevitable.

Actually no:

But since when did an autocrat, whose only concern is pandering to his populist, Obamaphone-equipped electorate, while spying on the middle class and doing the bidding of Wall Street, care about the facts?

Finally:

“The question is not whether we need to act,” Mr. Obama said at the time. “The question is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late.”

Damn right: however the "action in question has nothing to do with spending trillions to prepare for a crisis that may come long after the Federal Reserve has destroyed western civilization, but rather to overthrow a corrupt, oligarchic, self-serving system, in which the middle-class, once the backbone of a great nation, is being forced into extinction by its "elected" representatives through the most subversive form of wealth transfer in the Fed's 100 years of existence.

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:51 | 4113564 Global Hunter
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the war on mother nature!!! 

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:53 | 4113571 cougar_w
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More like a defensive rear-guard action at this point. Humanity is probably behind the 8-ball and going to stay there.

If not, then we'll have some nice bridges to last the ages. The Romans would be proud.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:56 | 4113576 Stackers
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"Under my energy plan, of a cap and trade system, electricty rates would necessarily sky rocket"

~Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORlwQ739hcg

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:59 | 4113593 localsavage
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The small fraction of their income represented by rising energy costs means nothing to the ruling class.  The only way that they would even know it is happening is if one of their accountants pointed it out.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:08 | 4113625 SilverIsKing
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It's the Weathergirls that he wants to control, not the weather.  They are responsible for his favorite song of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:17 | 4113666 NoDebt
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Oh, so THAT'S what 1,200,000,000 rounds of ammunition are for.  They're going to SHOOT at the bad weather.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:44 | 4113779 ZerOhead
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Oh the irony of it all... America is burning up while it has a huge surplus of unwanted electricity on the grid.

Perhaps Obama should order Texans to open their windows and crank up all air conditioners to 'High'...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:04 | 4113871 krispkritter
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 'It's good to be the King!'  Or is it Emperor? What an asshole....

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:10 | 4113889 nmewn
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He's acting as crazy as Biden lately.

I never thought he would be able to stand the strain anyways ;-)

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:19 | 4113921 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Just watch, he'll call a joint session of Congress and declare war on.... the Sun!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:37 | 4113964 TwoShortPlanks
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It's a war on consumerism and wasteful standards of living...it's called Agenda21.

"Citizens, keep off the grassed areas!"

http://twoshortplanksunplugged.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/agenda-21-sustain...

TSP - normalcy bias is your enemy's weapon of choice.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:43 | 4114144 erg
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I made a bunch of eco-fascists cry the other day when I was stabbing the grass with my pen knife. They accused me of gaiacide and biophilia.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:21 | 4114227 adr
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Is biophilia fucking dead garden mums?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:56 | 4114560 TwoShortPlanks
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molesting mulch.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 01:33 | 4114706 James_Cole
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Weather and climate are not the same thing.

CO2 emissions are mildly down worldwide (giant recession and all) but the west has simply outsourced pollution (along with manufacturing) to the east, so charts that show CO2 trending way down are idiotic. Added to that, CO2 emission rates remain suicidally high.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/2/10/1297...

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:04 | 4114857 Hopeful Skeptic
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The west has "outsourced" pollution? Welcome to progressive-speak. Pollution is clearly a problem in China, but the outsourcing from the west isn't *forcing* China to pollute. And even more strict regulations in the U.S. won't move the global needle one statistical iota. If anything, the higher cost of the regulations in this country will push even *more* outsourcing to China, where they appear not to give a rat's ass about pollution.

 

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:38 | 4115349 logicalman
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Concentrating on global warming/climate change is a huge distraction, whether it's happening or not.

Humans have fucked up every part of the planet they've touched - there might be a few square inches they've missed.

Plastic is killing the oceans

Acidification is killing the oceans

Overfishing is killing the oceans

Fertiliser run off is killing the oceans.

Oil production and fracking for methane are destroying the land

Monsatan is intent on destroying agriculture in favour of factory farming.

Use of antibiotics to fatten livestock has pretty much made them useless by producing resistant bacteria.

Habitat destruction is causing extintions of many species of land animals.

Then there's Fukushima, Hanford and all the other leaky nukes.

Shit, it's unlikely we'll have to worry about climate change, all the rest will have killed us off long before it becomes a real threat.

Nature will sort all this out over a few million years, once the shaved apes are gone.

We're all downwind.

 

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 15:09 | 4115609 James_Cole
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@ Hopeful skeptic

The west has "outsourced" pollution?

China is the manufacturing centre for most products generally sold by the west (see: wal-mart), outsourcing the manufacturing also means sending the pollution that goes with it, it's not rocket science. 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-talks-outsourcing...

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/images/2013.06.21/topimport.png

Also China itself:

http://qz.com/93628/china-is-outsourcing-pollution-internally-to-meet-ca...

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:04 | 4114910 nmewn
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Now if the EPA could just mandate those gazzilion trees on the planet quit suiciding themselves and releasing their "deadly" CO2 into the atmosphere we'd have it licked. Trees seem like rational people, surely they understand.

Then the bureaucrats can go to work on volcanoes & humans and animals breathing it out.

Their work is never done! ;-)

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:10 | 4114969 DanDaley
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Earth's average temperature over millions of years in much higher than it is at present, and CO2 is much higher than it is at present.

http://tinyurl.com/k2je84y

 

Humans have lived through higher CO2 and ice ages long before cars and smoke-stacks...but this time is different, right, because the control-freak lefties say so?!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:34 | 4115462 Mark Urbo
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Obamacare was not about healthcare...

 

..and the global warming "green" agenda is not about the climate.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 16:15 | 4115747 DanDaley
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Right, as Czech Republic President, Vaclav Klaus, states, the arrogance and ambitions of the global climate alarmists are very similar to those of the central planning communists under which he lived 2 decades ago.

It's all about control of YOU!

http://www.prisonplanet.com/vaclav-klaus-the-arrogance-of-the-global-war...

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 01:01 | 4116794 thestarl
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Maybe so only difference is that now there are 7 billion of us but somehow i think that climate change will be the least of our problems 

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:53 | 4114165 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Just watch, he'll call a joint session of Congress and declare war on.... the Sun!

"On July fourth of this year, America will blow up the moon. We have the technology, the time is now, science can wait no longer, children are our future. America can, should, must, and will blow up the moon."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csj7vMKy4EI

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 11:38 | 4115225 fockewulf190
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Obama should have instead signed an executive order mandating an upgrade of the electrical grid to harden it against the consequences of a future Carrington Event.  THAT would have made sense, since another Carrington Event happening in the future is a certainty.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:39 | 4114372 Whoa Dammit
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"Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous warfare, for it is wonderfully useful to God to have such an evil race wiped from the face of the earth."


"What giants?" Asked Sancho Panza.


"The ones you can see over there," answered his master, "with the huge arms, some of which are very nearly two leagues long."


"Now look, your grace," said Sancho, "what you see over there aren't giants, but windmills."

Don Quixote

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:21 | 4114478 ReactionToClose...
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one of the funniest, most sly, books ever written ....sadly forgotten as a classic.  bravo Whoa Dammit for invoking it on this particular thread .....

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 01:36 | 4114717 James_Cole
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:35 | 4114991 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Obama has not been only a asshole for a long time. He is more like the stupid motherfucker who lets his dog shit on your lawn and then smiles at you. Assholes never let you see them do it.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:19 | 4113686 johnQpublic
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if this goes as well as the war on drugs or poverty, the entire US should be on fire from rising temperatures within the span of this presidential term

Bullish!

oops

bullshit fits better

Q: easier or harder to fight a war against something that isnt real?

next up...war on unicorns

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 21:56 | 4114303 Peter Pan
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How about a war on war?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:47 | 4114392 Bollixed
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A war on peace would be even better. That way at least we could be assured of more peace.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 07:51 | 4114899 Headbanger
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The economy is wrecked, Obamacare is a pile of shit causing millions to lose health insurance, all out allies hate us for spying on them and this ass hat wants to fight climate change now!!??

Get the fuck out of here already with all your stupid shit Barry!

Sheeesh!

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:36 | 4115466 Mark Urbo
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You can delete "hat".

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:09 | 4113630 kaiserhoff
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No worries.

Our Dictator for Life will hold back the tides.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:40 | 4113773 Seahorse
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Like king cnut

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:27 | 4114503 The Burning Planet
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As I recall Cnut was disabused of that notion.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 09:22 | 4114979 Winston Churchill
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Drownded.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:06 | 4115398 logicalman
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I think a little research would help here.

He was actually showing that the king couldn't hold the tide back, even if his power came from god.

 

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:43 | 4113784 Miffed Microbio...
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Well, why not? The man single handedly solved our healthcare crisis. Why not use his Godly influence to solve our climate crisis. Many societies deified their emperors historically. We're just privileged to live in a modern country that has a living God as our dictator. Now start feeling special damn it!

Miffed;-)

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:01 | 4113862 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Time to burn some leaves.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:10 | 4113640 lakecity55
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"Under my plan, America would necessarily become a Dictatorship, with me at the helm, of course."

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 19:50 | 4114014 El Oregonian
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"The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes."

Well, if it wasn't for government-sponsored HAARP ignitions creating Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Droughts, record amounts of flooding, or record-busting snowfalls during "freakish" times of the year. Then I guess this would be the "Broken Glass" version of Keynesian methodology.

Effing criminals.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 22:23 | 4114288 One And Only
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@stackers

I've seen that clip before but there is something that should be said that isn't.

It is a rare moment where you get to see one inescapable fact about Obama's ideology. He doesn't care about costs nor does he care about the impact on the end user...the consumer; the citizen.

In that clip he ADMITTED that he doesn't care. It is a testament to who he is and how much he just doesn't care.

Just like he KNEW premiums would go up and people would lose their insurance plans and their doctors.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:43 | 4113785 Seahorse
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Do people still fall for that shit?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:54 | 4113825 nonclaim
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Unfortunately the programing goes deep. Most will never snap out and accept they were taken for fools (they are) but the idea will eventually fade away.

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 08:47 | 4114949 PapSmear
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Our Dear Leader is just following through on his promises of healing the planet and making sea levels recede. This is the moment!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u2pZSvq9bto&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Du2pZ...

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:55 | 4113579 NihilistZero
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Well, at least we know Mother Nature will win :-)

See The War on DRugs, The War on Terror, The War on Poverty, etc.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 18:03 | 4113607 What you talkin...
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The war on the middle class ain't going to bad

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:40 | 4114098 knukles
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Yeah, but that's not a declared war.
They're trying to save the Middle Class and it's Disappearing, so Business As Normal.

fucking amazing....

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