Susan Rice Identifies Our Advancing Menace And It Is Not What You Think

Susan E. Rice, President Obama's national security adviser and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks at Stanford on the topic of climate change and national security.

Photo from Stanford Daily

Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, told Stanford University on Monday of the “direct threat to the prosperity and safety of the American people” she identified as an “advancing menace.”  What is this ominous entity?  ISIS?  Illegal immigrants?  The invasion by muslim “migrants” looking for a hand-out and having no problem violating law while they are guests?  Russia?  No.  Climate Change.  From Politico:

“We face no greater long-term challenge than climate change, an advancing menace that imperils so many of the other things we hope to achieve,” Rice said in the speech in Palo Alto, California.

Ms. Rice cited the current perils of the drought in California and the flooding in South Carolina as results of higher global temperatures…even if global temperatures haven’t risen since 1997.   (Minor problem.)

Rice added that shifting weather is already affecting American troops and equipment. Some military training exercises in the western United States were canceled because of extreme heat, Rice said, adding that rougher seas and higher temperatures would test military hardware. Citing the role climate change has played in conflicts from Syria to Nigeria to Sudan, Rice also said global warming will produce more conflict over food and water, destabilizing states and creating humanitarian crises that could require U.S. intervention.

So, totalitarian governments that impose their will on the people and strangle market forces and survival that usually results in people producing plenty of food and finding water without a problem have nothing to do with this.  Not getting into American summers and extreme heat.  Out here in the Mississippi River Valley that’s an annual occurrence.

Oh, no, it’s all anthropologic climate change.

And Rice pointed to the international climate conference that begins in Paris in late November, which will feature leaders from 196 nations, and which environmentalists call a potential turning point for global climate policy.

To help focus public attention on the issue before the Paris conference, President Barack Obama visited Alaska this summer to spotlight melting northern ice. In late September, Secretary of State John Kerry called stemming climate change “an absolute top priority” for the U.S., adding that it might deserve to be “at the top” of the country’s to-do list.

Ahh, the international climate conference which may well be the reason for all the attention on the Climate Change issue, since the last two weeks have seen the debunking of the CO2 postulate, among other climate findings, that are conveniently ignored for the narrative that higher global temperatures – that don’t exist – are to blame for flooding from a hurricane.

Oh, and by the way, we’re in a 10-year hiatus for major hurricanes hitting the USA.  Global Warming and Climate Change were supposed to make the storms stronger.  Oopsie.

So, there we have it.  Susan Rice, the person who is supposed to be advising the Obama Administration on geo-political threats, and Secretary of State John Kerry, who is supposed to be the face of foreign policy to the rest of the world, are telling us that Climate Change is our most serious foe.


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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.