Obama issues executive order to prepare for global warming


President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.

The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.

In the past 7 days there have been 28 solar flares, and more may be on the way.  Storms such as Katrina, Sandy, and others are becoming more and more common.  The ‘500 year’ storm that supposedly occurs once every 500 years seems to be happening every 5 years.  Global Warming is usually discussed in the context of a longer term situation that may be a problem for future generations or for animal species threatened by melting ice caps.  But a storm such as Sandy had a huge economic impact on the Atlantic seaboard.  An EMP event could have a devastating impact on the economy and IT systems.  Preparing for “Global Warming” may be parlance for beefing up infrastructure to prepare for “impacts” of many kinds.  It serve no purpose for the government to have a constant state of emergency due to natural disasters caused by Global Warming.  This order may signal the beginning of a larger campaign, and that the US government has joined the ‘prepper’ movement.

The origins of the modern Survivalist movement in the United Kingdom and the United States include government policies, threats of nuclear warfare, religious beliefs, and writers who warned of social or economic collapse in both non-fiction and apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction.

The Cold War era Civil Defense programs promoted public atomic bomb shelters, personal fallout shelters, and training for children, such as the Duck and Cover films. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has long directed its members to store a year’s worth of food for themselves and their families in preparation for such possibilities.[1] The current LDS teaching advises a three-month supply.