In its ongoing effort to battle “global climate change” (née "global warming") and slow the rise of the oceans, the Obama administration has latched onto a $469 million dollar initiative designed to prevent disasters caused by climate change -- including terrorism -- in Africa and South America
Green programs included in the new climate change scheme, which would be handled through USAID, range from “helping farmers preserve pastureland to helping women who can’t afford to move from hot and dry areas made worse by global warming,” according to the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard.
Several democrats, including former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, predict “ideological” House Republicans will fight the administration's latest "global warming" -- er -- "global climate change" initiative.
And although U.S. taxpayers have already paid handsomely for "global climate change" prevention, it could be decades before any country sees the global warming disasters the administration says we need to be protected from, one State Department official said.
“That’s because rising temperatures and varying rainfall “are things that are slowly progressing over time, on a decades-long scale,” said Kit Batten, the global climate change coordinator at USAID, at the Center for American Progress (CAP) symposium.
“You don’t have a sharp turning point,” she added.
And it was CAP that posited the theory (later picked up by the Obama administration) that climate change, if not properly prevented, could lead to terrorism.
How does that work?
Climate change “might change human migration in north-western Africa, likely opening up huge swaths of land to terror groups like al Qaeda. Also, ‘disenfranchised youth’ would be push into terrorism,” Bedard writes.
“The administration believes that helping farmers use a greener growing processes and reducing carbon emissions will thwart that change--and reduce terror threats--by cutting the potential for rising temperatures and odd rain patterns that ignite human migration,” he adds.
The Obama administration’s interest in this latest anti-climate change scheme is part of an overall push for a “greener” environment.
“[T]he president’s reelection campaign is talking up the environment, global warming and Sunday’s Earth Day, even using it to raise money for his campaign,” Bedard notes.
In fact, the following message, which would seem to imply the president’s opponents dig polluted water and air, was put out by his reelection campaign Monday:
President Obama knows we don't have to sacrifice clean air and clean water to create jobs and grow our economy. But time and again, we've seen that our opponents are willing to play politics with the health of our natural resources—and the American people—just to protect the bottom line of their special-interest allies. If it was up to them, we'd have no EPA working to protect our kids from harmful air pollution or make sure our water is safe to drink—polluters would once again have a free pass. And I probably don't need to remind you of their views on climate change.
And if you hurry, you can get this $20 poster with a “green” quote from the president: