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November 12, 2014

Upcoming film: “Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security”

Filed under: Climate Change — by Arnold Bogis on November 12, 2014

In light of the recent release of the Department of Defense’s “2014 Climate Change Adaption Roadmap,” along with similar contributions from other federal departments, the following trailer for a soon-to-be-released documentary is on topic. It frames current and potential future impacts of climate change in national security terms.


If you happen to be in the Boston area, this screening and discussion may be of interest.

Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security

Series: ENRP Film Series
Open to the Public – Land Hall (Belfer Bldg, 4th Flr)
November 19, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Related Project: Environment and Natural Resources


Join us for the next film in the 2014-2015 ENRP Environmental Film Series: “Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security.” Introductory remarks by Harvard Professor James McCarthy, climate expert & board chair, Union of Concerned Scientists. Discussants: Lt. Katie Burkhart, US Navy Reserve & HKS Master in Public Policy candidate;Captain Michael A. Mullen, US Coast Guard & Harvard National Security Fellow

Refreshments served

Co-Sponsor: Environment & Energy Professional Interest Council (EEPIC)


ENRP Program Coordinator
Environment and Natural Resources Program 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School
Email: enrp@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-1351
Fax: 617-495-1635
Url: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/43/environment_and_natural_resources

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Comment by Christopher Tingus

November 12, 2014 @ 7:15 am

The 15 Planetary Emergencies identified by the World Federation of Scientists are:

Limits of Development
Climatic Changes
Global Monitoring of the Planet
Missile Proliferation and Defense
Science and Technology for Developing Countries
Organ Substitution
Medicine and Biotechnology
Cultural Pollution
Defense Against Cosmic Objects
Conversion of Military Resources

While Not a proponent and supporter of the seemingly overwhelming consensus of the community that we are at risk from global warming rather than our own self serving mannerisms whether from the outright corruptness in abundance we encounter from political leadership Not only from this White House in such blatant lies and a failure to safeguard the coffers of the public seeking to spend and spend more than what we have and to expose us to porous borders and criminals as well as terrorists and fail to understand and – appreciate – America and its laws to be enforced, Not a Constitution and ‘ol Glory, our Judeo-Christian core values, a following of God’s laws, all to be trampled on from within….

Well, as the ‘ol gent sitting around the table and seeing not only the corruption and the pornography, the self-serving ways of mankind so invested in one’s self rather than even one’s own children as so many entranced by their Iphone and texting nothing of value to one another in most cases, while I shout Bravo and even yell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” when seeing man’s attempt to land craft on a comet and study and possibly utilize findings to enhance the quality of Life here on planet Earth, unfortunately I defer any such consensus with those whose business benefits from being advocate of global warming and prefer looking at tree rings and other to study our plant and its past and Not unequivocally state that the uptick in temperatures is in fact global warming and yes, the sea may rise some, however I prefer looking not at the last 100 years or even the last 1,000 years, but to 10,000 and more years ago when discussing the state of our plant and warming or cooling of atmosphere and oceans….

In fact, for the record and for others to confirm or disagree with in decades to come, I state that any present warming one might detect presently is in fact a cycle and truthfully, I believe we are entering a cooling of the Earth and a less potent Sun and I am more interested in holding government and those we “entrust” in industry as well accountable for their self-serving ways and to the pollution I (we) see in our global water ways, our river ways, the failure to supply some one (1) billion fellow humans even a clean glass of water and to the good Haitian people, drip irrigation to grow crops and even export food from Haiti throughout the Caribbean to enable folks to have good food and to be independent….to promote as I do in seeking investment funding among capable global investors in “wave technology” using our oceans to provide clean water and as I do in promoting the use of condensation/humidity in providing water to folks who can use such technology among those I work with using patented technology in providing solutions, not corrupted ways in promoting global warming to their advantage….

When it comes to National Security, let’s first close the border! Then let’s take a real look at our planet Earth and the western Arctic and a far longer look back into our planet’s cycles and while pollution and carbons, etc. have caused us some woes, I am looking in the past to determine with others whether in fact, a cooling of our atmosphere and planet Earth is on tap and No I do not concur with Al Gore and the millions and millions of dollars he has amassed from those he has mustered to the table stating that global warming will be our demise for given my experience in global defense and study of man’s arrogance and intolerance of one another and little Respect for Life itself and an Arab world especially which continues to stand by idle as terrorism and religious choice other than Islam somehow conveys the Right of judgement against another all in witness to the Lord and outright hatred of the Arab brethren, the Hebrew, continues into the 21st century with such “generational stonewalls” as I refer to the failure of mankind to be attentive to the lessons of history and again, emphasizing God’s laws, Not manmade laws and those in religious vestments and clerics promoting division….

We folks are already engaged in World War III which commenced when the Germans used the weakened Americans at Kosovo and We see this idiot and eight year White House resident embarrass this great nation, our beloved Republic as he walks amidst 3,000 years of Chinese history – chewing gum – and again I shout from the pews, an individual where the ignorance of voter chose to cast precious vote Not for competency and intellect, but rather the pigment of skin and in this 21st century, unless We in America understand that it is only through a strong Democracy in arsenal and strong fortitude in real leadership which will prevent the ever evolving World war II scenario from continuing….

We folks are at great peril!

Those in Tehran and those who surround the shirtless Putin and the countries nearby Russian territory and a Putin who is seething with contempt for NATO and the downfall of the Soviet Union and a time in history where many sovereign leaders who seek our demise clearly see a “Chicago-Hollywood-Washington charade” and a weakened US, We folks are at great peril and it is Not global warming which I am concerned about, at least not until more study of our Earth’s longer term cycles are studied and studied….I am Not concerned about sever climate issues and national security, however more concerned about “dirty bomb” and national security and how ill prepared we are when we cannot even handle Ebola!

Get a Life and get serious for earthquakes and more rattling of the sword and a new jet fighter stolen from our technology and a WH chewing gum and talking about global warming with the ever enlightened Chinese leadership who many of us have much Respect for in their disciplined focus whether we disagree with their abuses towards humanity and we wonder when America will wake up – was it this past Tuesday when Republican after Republican swept at the polling booth, I certainly like others hope so as Independent voters and proud Americans!

God Bless America!

Comment by Christopher Tingus

November 12, 2014 @ 8:15 am

By the way, while we discuss National Security and climate change, to the often corrupt and abusive (elder) Chinese leadership whose own embarrassment and record of outright disregard for – individual Rights – and dismissal of an information age to enable its People to be a more informed generation other than of course your “computer hackers” who you have charged with – hacking our computers – and a beltway unable to discuss such outright attack upon the US at the present negotiating table, but while chewing gum talks about pollution from one Chinese city to another causing abundant health risks to the Chinese populace and its leadership so self-serving as well, well, despite your stealing our technology and willing to share latest technology with the rogue nation who will soon commit atrocity upon civilization….

….for after all the Rev Wright and The Obamas failing to get up and leave such hatred spewed towards Hebrew from the pulpit w/the Rev Wright telling us that as long as “Zionist” has WMD in hand it is the Right for the blood thirsty tyrants, who sponsor and commit beastly act upon innocents and against our American uniformed youth, let me say to the Chinese that in this mid-term election you witnessed a far from ignorant populace as the Democrats perceive of the American population and We the People have clearly conveyed a “climate change of our own” where we will No longer tolerate our much appreciated “intel community” whether at NSA or to the anonymous who stand forthright ready to make any compromise and even jeopardize themselves to assure ‘ol Glory flies high and proudly….

….a “climate change” where we will no longer tolerate a brave warrior, a US Marine held for over 200 days without any WH intervention or those left behind at the “Benghazi Massacre” w/Barry and Ms. Hillary standing shoulder to shoulder in blatant lie for self-serving agenda and nothing more, treason I shout!

….or to the IRS tax scandal where new legislators charged by us here on “Main Street USA” will get to the bottom and uncover the real truths….

Yes, in the midst of much peril, a dangerous world and so many who seek our demise, Yes, our own climate change and National Security who will seek the real truths in the long term study as we know it of our planet Earth and the various cycles of warming and cooling and a study of the sun’s surface and cooling solar temperatures or not, however a “climate change” among independent Americans towards a strong America w/little tie to political parties who meant far more to our Fathers and Grandfathers and today, a sense of who is telling the truth and a number still wanting to still find out just what happened to a former Hillary Clinton friend at the WH and his death!

Climate change, Yes, Putin shirtless or not and his KGB cronies, You may have this – gum chewing Chicago city street slicker – sized up correctly and the blatant lies he has spewed along the way, however Mr. Putin and to this evolving Russian, Chinese and Indian trio, do Not underestimate the pride and commitment of our military defense leadership and to our intel community and law enforcement and to our resilience in mustering together and if necessary, responsibly holding high our 300 million guns at home – for all lawful purpose – for there has been No nation like America and despite all your long history of abuse and willingness to look the other way such as the corrupt UN and theArab League, Yes, a climate change has no taken place at the American polling booth and We will Not tolerate these cyber attacks and Yes, we will close our borders and surely look into the release of a deserter and enabling five known terrorists operatives to return to strategic planning against America!

God Bless the United States of America and thank you to all veterans for your service domestically and internationally to keep the vile nature of mankind from duping the values We demand from ourselves and others who choose to pollute the rivers and oceans and don’t give a damn that some one (1) billion fellow human beings do Not even have access to a clean glass of water in the 21st century and women and children are being brutalized by the weak among men who have little Respect for the children of God and commit such beastly acts, such dastardly deed in witness by the Lord!

Christopher Tingus
“Main Street USA”
PO Box 1612
Harwich (cape Cod), MA 02645 USA

Comment by William R. Cumming

November 12, 2014 @ 9:50 am

Thanks Arnold and Chris for this post and comments.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

November 12, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

Breaking News:

From Istanbul – Three US Naval Officers harassed….by youth

Shouts of “Yankees Go Home” –

I reply, gladly!

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