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How the military fights climate change | David Titley

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Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpartisan take on climate preparedness. "The ice doesn't care who's in the White House. It doesn't care which party controls your congress. It doesn't care which party controls your parliament," Titley says. "It just melts."

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55 Comments on How the military fights climate change | David Titley

  1. Conservative science deniaers now has to choose between telling the US veteran he’s wrong about climate change or showing the mandatory level of respect of veterans in the military. Lol

    • Leftists have surpassed any conservative on science denial. Even a creationist knows there are 2 genders.

    • Because not classifying gender dysphoria as a mental condition (it is) takes *sooooo* much more denial than believing the -Earth- Universe was created only 6,000 years ago and all evidence otherwise was put there by Satan.

    • David MGhee It really doesn’t. The vaaaaaaaast amount of contradictions and less than even a dog’s values and morals show me how little divinity is involved with any religion. They are all backwards and disgusting, because guess what, they were made by backwater barbarians.
      No god worth a damn could be as despicable as the one described by the bible or any other unholy book. A god like that is no less than a devil itself, and not any way deserving of even our respect, least of all worship.

    • red homeskillet // 6th December 2017 at 9:20 pm // Reply

      Daniel Pace They don’t care. Does the economic elite get what they want? Yes? OK then everyone else can rot in the ground for all they care.

    • Daniel Pace funny. Good one!

  2. Clim a tr change is weaponized weather manipulation. United Nations wants to form public thoughts and brainawash everyone to give up your freedoms allow NWO take over your life, mind and possession.

  3. Plainglasswindows // 6th December 2017 at 5:28 pm // Reply

    Well, they’re pretty much the number one polluter on the planet, so…

    • Sounds like what the US military is ‘doing’ is asking you what you’re doing about it.

    • Young Vegawan // 6th December 2017 at 7:47 pm // Reply

      This video is ridiculous, but the military are far from the biggest contributor. Animal agriculture trumps every other damaging polluting practice combined, while simultaneously being responsible environmental degradation and species extinction…

    • Could be a lot worse, at least they’re not running carriers on fossil fuels anymore in the US.

  4. Nilesh Bhakre // 6th December 2017 at 5:28 pm // Reply

    climate change is irreversible. period.

  5. James McDANIEL // 6th December 2017 at 5:28 pm // Reply

    What about the weather war being conducted!? see “1PacificRedwood” channel on YouTube

  6. Anime Politics Science Theology // 6th December 2017 at 5:34 pm // Reply

    It’s a well known fact that the military can influence the climate. Classified documents released have shown that we used weather weapons to make it rain during the Vietnam War in specific areas to cause landslides. Our government evil secret research and technologies far surpassed mainstream garbage theories (eg. global warming garbage nonsense) long long ago way before many of us were even born.

  7. Hayley Longster // 6th December 2017 at 5:39 pm // Reply

    …… By killing as many humans at once as possible.


  8. That’s wishful thinking. The politicians will NOT do what enough people ask them to because they work for the oil industry , amongst other dangerous and insane harmful and oppressive industries and NOT FOR THE PEOPLE. As Jeremy Corbyn rightly said, the Labour party works for the many not the few. And that makes the tories a coldhearted bloodsucking NASTY PARTY that works only for the few.

    • Joshua Mitchell // 6th December 2017 at 7:48 pm // Reply

      stefanos2691 At least our politicians actually accept climate change. In America all the republicans are still in denial.

  9. We’ll need a French Revolution to make right wing politicians listen to enough people. Set up the guillotines and only then they might blink a little. Chop their heads off and then you can do what enough people want.

    • oz goz ISIS was funded and taught their ways BY the US Military. It’s the US model that has waged war for 300 years. ISIS didn’t exist 10 years ago. Wake up mate. War on terror is a self fulfilling prophecy, that’s why terrorism has increased by 3000%. All thanks to the US and their greedy, destructive and genocidal foreign policy.

    • コイノ/ Koino // 6th December 2017 at 9:02 pm // Reply

      @oz goz

      Don’t compare glorious French Revolution with ISIS please. The ideas are completely different

    • Ben Saber
      US foreign policy did contribute to the formation of ISIS, but if you believe that the US military personally told them to throw gays off roofs and behead people, then I have some tinfoil hats to sell you.

    • Shankar Sivarajan // 7th December 2017 at 12:19 am // Reply

      +Koino Interestingly, America, through its Revolution, _did_ cause the French Revolution. (Primarily by France’s involvement aggravating its debt, but also by demonstrating that the ideas of the Enlightenment could be put into practice; that last part didn’t turn out great for France, but still…)

  10. USA make the wars in the world

  11. Quetzalcoatll // 6th December 2017 at 6:02 pm // Reply

    95% of this material has nothing to do with military… and quoting this terrorist Churchill? Ok. Let me quote that might-have-been mass murderer of innocent people “It seems to me that the moment has come when the question of bombing of German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror, though under other pretexts, should be reviewed.”

    • Anders Persson // 6th December 2017 at 7:17 pm // Reply

      Churchill is of course not a paragon of virtue by any means, but you’re taking that quote out of context. Churchill’s point was that bombings like the one of Dresden should *NOT* happen any more.

    • Oh ok. Thanks for your replay, but nevertheless Churchill isn’t such a big hero that people think.
      Good to be out of error! Thanks again.

  12. Videos like this give me hope but then I read the comments and my hope is annihilated.

  13. We need to HEAL the climate, not fight it.

  14. Gamer Extraodernair // 6th December 2017 at 7:32 pm // Reply

    Climate change…lmao…smh

  15. climate scamge destroyed Syria? seriously? that is hillary-ous!!… the million dollar question is when the idiotic elite who pushes the climatechange scam will understand that the game is over and politely resign from their global domination ambitions? they are plain stupid hoaxers , warmongers and loansharks.

    • Joel Ashworth // 6th December 2017 at 9:41 pm // Reply

      If it’s a scam then why has every country on earth signed onto varying levels of commitments (at a great cost to themselves) to combat climate change? Who stands to gain from this great conspiracy? Do you have any idea how many countless millions of people would have to be in on this great hoax for it to stay a secret?

    • because the idiotic elite pretends that the leak of global warming hoax never happened cause as I said they are idiots who bet on the mass media hypnosis and want to impose global warming taxes, mooore taxes do you understand?

    • Ελ Λιν lol the amount of money governments are spending on global warming is more then the amount of money they are getting from these taxes

    • “the amount of money governments are spending on global warming is more
      then the amount of money they are getting from these taxes” offcourse Two-Face that is producing the “crisis” the global warming hoax is one of the tools that the prasitic elite is using to destroy sovereign nations and its economies, another one is soros and his ngos. over 5k mails mate… the game is over

  16. What’s that quote from the Lorax “It takes a whole lot of people who care a whole lot for things to get better” or something?

  17. Yelena Yegorova // 6th December 2017 at 8:08 pm // Reply

    Shame on you, TED

  18. I’d just like to say that one comment devolved in to a gender debate somehow. It’s like we’re getting dumber every day, I know I am.

  19. This is some bullshit propaganda. Literally the opposite is true.

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