The Biden administration’s increasingly dangerous climate fixation.

An E/A-18G Growler aircraft launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the South China Sea, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Calabrese/U.S. Navy via AP)

Paul GleiserThe Biden administration's increasingly dangerous climate fixation.

According to an estimate from the U.S. Congressional Research Service, China has 384 surface ships and submarines in its fleet. That number is growing. According to the latest budget proposal from the Biden administration, the United States currently has 298 surface ships and submarines, and that number is shrinking.

With each passing year since 1990, the U.S. Navy has gotten smaller while the Chinese navy has gotten bigger. How much smaller? A lot smaller. In 1990, the U.S. Navy had 557 ships in the active fleet.

Given the growing tensions with China, given that China’s Xi Jingping was just in Russia cozying up to Russian president Vladimir Putin, given that Xi Jingping said at the conclusion of those meetings with Putin that changes are happening in the world “…that haven’t happened in 100 years,” and given that Xi’s statement is likely of a piece with China’s stated intention to replace the United States as the world’s dominant power – we’d like to think that the Secretary of the Navy’s number one concern would be the readiness and war-fighting capacity of an aging and rapidly dwindling U.S. naval fleet.

But that is not the case. Earlier this month, U.S. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro gave a speech at the University of the Bahamas at which he said,

As the Secretary of the Navy, I can tell you that I have made climate one of my top priorities since the first day I came into office.”

As is true in every corner of his administration, President Biden’s near pathological fixation on climate change – coupled with a concurrent fixation on gender and diversity – is distorting policy as it applies to the Navy (along with the rest of the U.S military). That distortion can be seen in the Navy’s 2024 budget request, which includes a 40 percent increase in “climate spending,” money for electric vehicles, EV charging stations and solar “microgrids” – all concurrent with a net decrease in the number of operational ships. It is further evidenced by the Navy Department’s “Climate Tabletop Exercise” last summer to “…examine the impact that climate change has on mission, readiness, and warfighting capacity.“

One can be sure that “the impact that climate change has on mission, readiness, and warfighting capacity” is of exactly zero concern to the rapidly expanding Chinese navy. Gaining dominance over the world’s oceans is the Chinese navy’s top concern.

The Chinese know their history. Anglo domination of the seas that began with Britain’s 1805 victory in the Battle of Trafalgar, domination that was peacefully passed to the United States during World War II, has undergirded the framework for a world order controlled by the West for more than two centuries.

It being China’s top concern, that history should be a top concern for the Navy. In a world that is quickly becoming more tense than the darkest days of the Cold War, a fixation on leftist ideology like climate change as it informs defense policy moves beyond simply being wasteful and annoying. Such fixation is rapidly becoming dangerous.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

You may also like...

3 Responses

  1. Linda M says:

    The time is coming when all of us who are of an age will be no more. Each year it seems to be approaching faster and faster. I am grateful to GOD that I was a part of this group of citizens who actually had T-E-A-C-H-E-R-S and not indoctrinators. In High School I had one of the best science teachers ever. He spent a lot of time on weather and geology which were favorites of mine as well. I learned more in his class than I ever thought possible. One thing he said that has stayed with me my whole life is that the Earth has gone through many WARMING and COOLING CYCLES and will continue to as well. Really, common sense is all it is. There is nothing new under the sun and what we are going through is NOT NEW. What it is, if truth were told, is just another scam in order to make certain people rich. It looks like we would have learned something from the obama years. How many “green” projects did he back that FAILED?

  2. Buddy Saunders says:

    In so many ways, we’re coasting toward utter disaster. How do these blithering idiots managed to get elected? But they do manage, and once elected, they appoint other blithering idiots they who imagined that they can make the sun rise in the west.

  3. C M Solomon says:

    I now have reluctantly concluded that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has successfully overtaken the (Communist) Democrat Party and has also filled the Administrative State at the Federal and some State government levels with a criminal 5th column as well as having penetrated the WOKE compromised weak RINOs (without a spine) to TAKE CONTROL of the USA and render it a third world Nation without borders and under the financial and spiritual forces of EVIL where God, the Constitution, Justice, Family, and Individual Authority is decimated in favor of a CCP style dictatorship where survival as “cooperative” human beings (political slaves) is required to stay out of prison and to remain alive.

    The Political Eradication of the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian Heritage and Culture is underway and targets have been established for persecution which we can now see every day as the unlawful Federal and State authorities with the cooperation of a compromised Judicial Branch have conspired to eliminate opposition to their Evil agenda. Multiple events over the last 3 years have accelerated the demise of the USA since a CCP lab created and weaponized virus was unleashed upon the World where mandates for a “fake and toxic vaccine” and lock-downs facilitated the stolen elections nationwide to place an illegitimate Manchurian Candidate to act as President with the fake authority to contaminate all Federal agencies with the WOKE religion that is rapidly eradicating the Freedoms and Liberty that are being systematically destroyed that WERE guaranteed by the Constitution.

    What really amazes me is the totally weak responses of State Governors to STOP this UNLAWFUL activity being carried out by the 5th column in their own states including the NGOs that are indirectly funded by CCP controlled benefactors. The CCP 5th column in America is only going to get more aggressive to stamp out our Constitutional opposition to their EVIL in every corner of our American culture in order to eliminate ANY return to a Constitutional recovery that might be attempted in future elections. With a planned National Bankruptcy on the horizon and a decimated middle class by inflation, a desperate population is bound to accept ANY financial “savior” and minimize their loyalty to a culture that has been thoroughly discredited by way of the unrelenting negative propaganda from a CCP sympathetic officialdom.

    This trend towards dictatorship is to be accelerated by way of digital tracking and control of our daily lives. It is being MANDATED and implemented by the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization regardless of National sovereignty. Therefore, by voicing my contrary opinions, I am in jeopardy of being targeted as a “domestic terrorist” by the CCP controlled fake law enforcement agencies (need I name them?) that are now ruling by intimidation and “color of law”. It is probably time to withdraw from further commenting on public forums such as this since I don’t know the full impact of the risks involved given the lack of support and push back by our local and State officials that have sworn to “Protect and Defend the Constitution” for its State citizens. The Federal level can’t be trusted anymore because they have abandoned the Constitution and its limited lawful government of “checks and balances” contained therein.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *