The U.S. Army recently released a bulletin stating that it will henceforth be “prioritizing climate change” in its strategic defense planning. The Defense Department has already established the "Department of Defense Climate Working Group," a new office that will coordinate the DOD’s ongoing response to the allegedly grave threat that climate change poses to the national security of the United States. I wonder if Greta Thunberg will be heading up the DDCWG.
The army’s laser focus on climate change appears to be in response to President Biden’s stated agenda of aggressively addressing climate change across governmental bodies and is occurring simultaneously with the culture change being imposed on the U.S. military from the top down. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for example, fully supports Biden's emphasis on climate change…as long as it doesn’t take time away from the troops’ mandatory “Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training,” or their indoctrination into Marxist theory. This past April, Austin asserted that "climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act." He added, "Today, no nation can find lasting security without addressing the climate crisis. We face all kinds of threats in our line of work, but few of them truly deserve to be called existential. The climate crisis does.”
Am I the only one concerned that the most important military in the world is frightened by climate change?
Austin also noted that his military is committed to electrifying its vehicle fleets and operating more sustainably. What about cost to build/retrofit, issues with performance and charging time, etc.? All things considered, will these vehicles really be better for the environment? And is that the point of a military?
Shouldn’t we all be more concerned about the “sustainability” of our freedom and way of life?
How will this new emphasis on fighting climate change translate into action? Will we soon witness a woke two-star general (one star for excellence in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training, one for unparalleled courage in the War on Climate Change) pointing to a map and boldly stating: “We’re going to attack the warm front here…and here. We will outflank the low-pressure system and surround the mesocyclone here. We are also studying the feasibility of launching nuclear weapons at the sun…”