As if all the death, doom and destruction headed our way thanks to manmade climate change isn’t enough, President Obama has launched a new effort to control the latest coming apocalypse – space weather.
The issue of deadly “space weather” is so pressing and so perilous to our daily lives, in fact, that it warranted its own executive order straight from the Oval Office. Now, the president who has effectively taken a hatchet to the American energy sector, all but destroyed the fossil fuel industry and spent billions of taxpayer dollars battling "global warming" has decided to try his hand at controlling solar flares.
The order states, in part:
Extreme space weather events -- those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure -- could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation.
Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.
The president purports that “executive departments and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to prepare for the effects of space weather events” to better “prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship.”
And because our $20-trillion-in-debt nation has so much free cash lying around, Obama directed the creation of a Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Subcommittee to head up an action plan to deal with space weather. Multiple government agencies will now be required to “provide timely and accurate operational space weather forecasts, watches, warnings, alerts, and real-time space weather monitoring for the government, civilian, and commercial sectors," “facilitate the protection and restoration of the reliability of the electrical power grid during a presidentially declared grid security emergency associated with a geomagnetic disturbance,” and create copious amounts of programs to study “the Sun and its interactions with Earth.”
Additionally, the Secretary of State “shall carry out diplomatic and public diplomacy efforts to strengthen global capacity to respond to space weather events.” Three guesses who’ll end up picking up the bill for that one. Need a hint? Look up the tab for "climate change."
The order strongly echoes Obama’s nightmare climate prediction at last year’s GLACIER conference, where the president prophesied fires, floods, famine, and war driven by man’s obsession with “cheap” fossil fuels. But I suppose one environmental global boogeyman just isn’t enough.