The Climate Change Problem
As far back as 2003 (during the first term of the pro-oil Bush/Cheney Administration), a specially commissioned Pentagon report warned that rapid climate change could “potentially destabilize the geo-political environment, leading to skirmishes, battles, and even war” over scarce food, water and energy supplies.
Authored by Peter Schwartz, a CIA consultant and former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Doug Randall of the California-based Global Business Network, “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and the Implications for United States Security” sought to “imagine the unthinkable.” The sudden onset of climate change, the analysts argued, would be little short of catastrophic: “Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life… Once again, warfare would define human life.” So great was the risk inherent in such a scenario, Schwartz and Randall wrote, that climate change needed to “be elevated beyond a scientific debate to a U.S. national security concern.”The political fall-out generated by the report wound up being almost as big a bombshell as the findings themselves. Far from being some crackpot venture, the top-secret study was the brainchild of Andrew Marshall, a legendary Pentagon advisor who had exerted considerable influence over U.S. military thinking for three decades. According to the British Sunday newspaper, The Observer, the then-82-year-old Marshall headed “a secretive think-tank dedicated to weighing risks to national security, called the ‘Office of Net Assessment.’ Dubbed ‘Yoda’ by Pentagon insiders who respect his vast experience, he is credited with being behind the Department of Defense’s push on ballistic-missile defense… and was the man behind a sweeping recent review aimed at transforming the American military under Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.”Completed in October 2003, the climate change study was promptly suppressed by the Defense Department until The Observer secured a copy four months later. In a February 2004 article, the newspaper cited the suppression as proof that the Bush/Cheney Administration, which had repeatedly denied that global warming even exists, was trying “to bury the threat of climate change.”
The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record levels and the cost of crude is predicted to soon top $100 a barrel.
“By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day,” says the report, which has a foreword by a senior commander, General James N Mattis.
It’s worse than you think. They’ve known the whole time.
If you don’t think the thinktank’s and government geniuses knew about the problem, you are wrong. No later than the oil crisis in 1973, it would have been criminal not to research the environmental problems and economic issues caused by oil dependence.
The effects of the embargo were immediate. OPEC forced the oil companies to increase payments drastically. The price of oil quadrupled by 1974 to nearly US$12 per barrel (75 US$/m3).
The effect of the Arab embargo had a negative influence on the U.S economy through causing immediate demands to address the threats to U.S. energy security. On an international level, the price increases of petroleum disrupted market systems in changing competitive positions. At the macro level, economic problems consisted of both inflationary and deflationary impacts of domestic economies. The Arab embargo left many U.S. companies searching for new ways to develop expensive oil, even in the elements of rugged terrain such as in hostile arctic environments. The problem that many of these companies faced is that finding oil and developing new oil fields usually require a time lag of 5 to 10 years between the planning process and significant oil production.
Even worse, it’s nothing short of Evil.
We’re making more.
It’s destroying the planet.
The people responsible for creating this system… knew the whole time, and they’re doing it on purpose.
If that’s not ritual self mutilation, I don’t know what is.