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January 11, 2010

Obama's Priority - CIA Studying Global Warming INSTEAD Of Americas Security

C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists

The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use
the federal government’s intelligence assets — including spy satellites and other
classified sensors
— to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change.

They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests.

The collaboration restarts an effort the Bush administration shut down and has the strong backing
of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In the last year, as part of the effort, the
collaborators have scrutinized images of Arctic sea ice from reconnaissance satellites in an effort
to distinguish things like summer melts from climate trends, and they have had images of the ice pack
declassified to speed the scientific analysis.

Officials said the effort to restart the program originated on Capitol Hill in 2008 after former
Vice President Al Gore argued for its importance with Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of
California, who was then a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee; she became its
chairwoman in early 2009.The Obama administration has said little about


Wild Thing's comment......

I just can't get over this. It is so shocking to me that they would do this. This is fraud, waste and
abuse all in one.

Here we are shifting valuable intelligence gathering satellites from their crucial orbits to follow
an ice berg or measure the temp of an ice cap.

HEY Obama, there are no Islamic polar bears, polar bears to hijack planes.

NASA is already devoting resources to studying the Earth’s climate ,
for the CIA to do this is a redundancy of effort, particularly when we would be better served if they
looked for our enemies, rather than having our intelligence service acting as an extension of the
Weather bureau.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 11, 2010 03:40 AM


As the story goes, Emperor Caligula once replaced a Senator with his horse letting the Senate know how unimportant they were to the Roman Empire.

I guess the same is happening with the CIA. I guess it also shows exactly where Leon "Panocha" stands on the totem pole; but I guess his stance on national security is why "the one" picked him. I fear for our CIA.

Posted by: JohnE at January 11, 2010 05:23 AM

I agree WT. Hi JohnE, so the Roman senate had a horse as a member and ours has a majority of jackasses. Let's hope we can clean them out before we fall like Rome.

Posted by: Bob A at January 11, 2010 01:01 PM

There is no similarities between the two-the CIA should be doing intelligence work. It's almost like they're being punished for what the left deemed as "bad intelligence" when the wars started. There is no global warming. It's just another government ploy to tax us more of what they know we don't have. They got raises this year. I didn't. I haven't had a raise in years and I sure the hell don't make anywhere near what they make. They should give up all those fancy things and give us, the American public, their salaries. But that would be too caring, now wouldn't it?

Posted by: Lynn at January 11, 2010 02:19 PM

obama and his bunch are favorable to the muslims. So they now misdirect the focus of the CIA to the environment. We already have resources for that. What will obama and Gore do if the CIA comes back later stating that there is no global warming.

Posted by: TomR at January 11, 2010 03:22 PM

More misappropriation of Federal Funds. When does the law catch up with this bunch of crooks.

Posted by: Mark at January 11, 2010 06:50 PM

JohnE., thanks for that.

Thank you everyone for your input about this.
It is just so shocking to me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 12, 2010 12:01 AM