Thursday, June 26, 2008

Global Warming, Global Risks

The intelligence community (you know, the people we spend $40 billion a year supporting) issued a report yesterday on the security risks posed by the effects of global warming. The result were fairly obvious: if people become homeless, destitute and hungry because of climate change, they may get unruly. Shocking really, that starving people might cause trouble for the status quo.

Our own Ottawa County Congressman Pete Hoekstra was quoted on NPR apologizing to the intelligence community for having been forced (by the Democrats, of course) to waste their time thinking about the consequences of global warming. I mean, $40 billion can only go so far and they really should be concentrating on tapping American telephones so they can find Osama Bin Laden (golly, is he still at large?).

I'm glad Pete is so carefully focused on the past and doesn't want us to think about what might happen in the future. It's this backward-looking thinking that has made American the great country it is.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing this up. Is Hoekstra so afraid of this information leading to requirements that industry try to do something about global warming that he wants to pretend it won't happen? If so, how about all the stimulus to new industry that will follow regulation of greenhouse gases? Sometimes fear and short-sightedness just comes across as stupidity.

Snipe said...

Hoekstra is more concerned about being in the GOP in-crowd than actually using his brain. After he was given a choice Committee Chairmanship (House Intelligence of all things) he found he loved being in the limelight, and wants it back.