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November 1, 2013 - 7:30 am

President Obama just issued an executive order “to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience.”

“The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation. These impacts are often most significant for communities that already face economic or health-related challenges, and for species and habitats that are already facing other pressures. Managing these risks requires deliberate preparation, close cooperation, and coordinated planning by the Federal Government, as well as by stakeholders, to facilitate Federal, State, local, tribal, private-sector, and nonprofit-sector efforts to improve climate preparedness and resilience; help safeguard our economy, infrastructure, environment, and natural resources; and provide for the continuity of executive department and agency (agency) operations, services, and programs,” the order states.

The first section of the order stresses that the federal government “must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the Nation’s preparedness and resilience.”

“In doing so, agencies should promote: (1) engaged and strong partnerships and information sharing at all levels of government; (2) risk-informed decisionmaking and the tools to facilitate it; (3) adaptive learning, in which experiences serve as opportunities to inform and adjust future actions; and (4) preparedness planning.”

The order then focuses on “modernizing” existing programs, including directives to “identify and seek to remove or reform barriers that discourage investments or other actions to increase the Nation’s resilience to climate change while ensuring continued protection of public health and the environment” and “reform policies and Federal funding programs that may, perhaps unintentionally, increase the vulnerability of natural or built systems, economic sectors, natural resources, or communities to climate change related risks.”

To manage lands and waters “for climate preparedness and resilience,” Obama ordered that within nine months the Departments of Defense, Interior, and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies will meet with the OMB “to complete an inventory and assessment of proposed and completed changes to their land- and water-related policies, programs, and regulations necessary to make the Nation’s watersheds, natural resources, and ecosystems, and the communities and economies that depend on them, more resilient in the face of a changing climate.”

“Further, recognizing the many benefits the Nation’s natural infrastructure provides, agencies shall, where possible, focus on program and policy adjustments that promote the dual goals of greater climate resilience and carbon sequestration, or other reductions to the sources of climate change. The assessment shall include a timeline and plan for making changes to policies, programs, and regulations.”

It also establishes an interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and a State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Very convenient tool on which to hang his pending rejection of Keystone XL.
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Maybe they'll build another website.
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1. You have been rejected for coverage on your health insurance.

2. The economy is in a shambles.

3. The climate models are not showing what the administration wants them to show for the last decade and a half.


Can you give ONE answer to all the above?

Of course.


Hide the decline!
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Am i earning some respectable? money online not $25,000 or $50,000 like others saying. I am happy? with my hundreds of dollars every month. This is all you have to do. Google the term "STRETCHMARKS" and go to the top site and then click on their PENNY STOCK pages to have fun making money online...... WWW.Rush64.Com
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" The assessment shall include a timeline and plan for making changes to policies, programs, and regulations.”...."all of which we will post on our .gov website to track our progress."(sic)

Excellent! If the same geniuses working on this are in charge of the 'tech surge' we'll be seeing that plan in about year or two from now...
42 weeks ago
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didn't see it anywhere, but has the mooch decided which of her college (minority) classmate's companies will be put in charge of dispensing the rain and sunshine? that current one from princeton's affirmative action listings has done so well w/ 0-care. maybe just a multi-billion $$ ap this time will do. much quicker.

guess the little zero didn't have any friends in college to target for gigantic gov. handouts w/ kickbacks. maybe if you didn't actually go to college ... prove it liar! transcripts normally required of all degreed gov. ee's will do. a phone call is all that is required, and $15 for processing. how about a published article mr. bighead of the 'hurvurd' law review? his continued silence says it all. that and his obvious lack of class (eh Rodney?). still, after all these years, not one legally valid document w/dear loser's name on it have we seen. guess he's just too busy to validate his follower's claims to as to his mental superiority. yeah, the left's april fool's joke is getting a might stale, and odorous beyond offense.

can amerikan's spell c h u m p s? been played much? what bunch of maroons.

climate change? yes, since the beginning of time. global warming? well, according to the most recent data, not so much? dam climate won't cooperate? gop plot! as a matter of fact, the leading cause of warmth on earth, the sun, entered a minimus (cooling) phase around the time our clown in thief took office. hmmm? sun cooling down... earth not warming for 15 years... yep, we need a new law to get ready for a global melt down. perfect logic, in bizarro world.

the e.p.a. probably already has ten's of thousands of pages of new laws/reg's to rule it all. I guess if you can't grab power/$$$ fast enough using health care, just legislate w/ the executive pen and make an unproven hypothesis about the climate, huh? this moroon goes from one manufactured crisis to the next faster than a feminist divorce attorney.
42 weeks ago
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CO2 sequestration. Does that mean he's going to wrap a plastic bag over his head?
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(shh, don't stop him!)
42 weeks ago
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Gee, Obama's fulfilling another promise.

Stimulus package - check.
Reform healthcare - check.
Stop the rise of the oceans - check.
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"Information sharing at all levels of government..."

Why, especially with this most transparent of administrations, ever be cause for alarm?
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In the USAF we had this guide to writing and speaking called the "Tongue & Quill". Within its pages there was this magnificent device called the "buzzword generator" used to avoid writing such claptrap as "Significant regenerative measurements" and others. Often, people forgot such advice and ended up trying to make their papers sound more important than they really were by overuse of buzz-words.

However, reading the garbage recently put forth by the child who sits in the predident's chair, it's obvious that he's either A) totally enamored with the buzzword feature or B) just screwing with everybody (because he can).

Maybe a little bit of both. But I can't imagine even one such as Bill-Jeff Clinton writing or endorsing such sentences as "engaged and strong partnerships and information sharing"

And to flatly pronounce that "excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours,......— are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation." is yet another lie on the level of "you can keep your insurance plan".

I said it years ago that he'll go off the rails and start doing crap like this. He's done it in the past already but now he's really full of whatever ilk he has to rule by decree.

Hopefully my other prediction will also come true; That he'll tick off his own party to the level of them wanting him out as well. So far we've got a sampling of that with his rollout of PP CACA but I fear the drooling mouth-breathers will follow him into a burning building, dragging the rest of us along.

*Side note: I'll bet Black Bear Bullsh*t is having a sexual experience right now (Reference to older thread about Gore's AGW failures)
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This will help enormously with the suppression of the Kulaks. Departments and agencies can get into the countryside with a mission to take direct control over the land, sea, and air under private ownership in every square inch of nook and cranny governed by the USA.

Not that they'll post guards in your bean field --not enough resources to do that. But you'll know that they can, if and when they want to --so be careful how you vote in elections from now on. NSA has you identified, and IRS has your financial records, as you learned when the recent scandals ''broke''. And if you don't like it, well, you'd better take a look at all the recent ''military purge'' news.

And with the weather as an endless excuse, and the protection of the public weal as a rationale, well, that beanfield may just need extensive renovation, or might need to lie fallow a few years. If you can't afford the loss of income, well, just get on welfare.
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PS, it really is genius --the weather is everywhere and is forever moving. You and your property are touching some of it, and it will certainly move along and touch something public, probably. Sha-Zam! Totalitarianism without having to LITERALLY shoot, stab, gas, or imprison the current owner or occupant!
42 weeks ago
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PPS --sorry for the scatterbrained triple posting, but DO type
[ codex alimentarius ]
into search, and take a look at what this is about.
42 weeks ago
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Screwed up the health care industry big time because the government did not know how manage medical care; now, let's really screw up something that man has never known (or never will know) how to control or manage.

ZAAAAPPPPP! It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature!
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