[This page was updated on 13 October 2019; scroll down for the updated info – IWPCHI]
The next time you are told by some scientifically illiterate blowhard that global warming/climate change is #FakeNews, show them this: the U.S. Navy’s “Arctic Roadmap 2014-2030”.
Published by the U.S. Navy’s “Task Force Climate Change”, it describes the strategic opportunities and threats that are emerging in the polar regions as the polar ice caps shrink due to… you guessed it! Climate change! Even the most obtuse opponent of environmentalism will be hard-pressed to deny that maybe… just maybe… the climatologists and long-term defense planners working for the U.S. Navy know what they’re talking about.
Climate change is real; it’s been confirmed and reconfirmed by scientists – and military strategists – working for affected nation-states all over the Earth. To deny this is to declare yourself to be beyond the reach of logic and scientific reasoning, period. That doesn’t mean that we have to believe everything the most alarmist of the environmentalists say; it means we have to face facts no matter how unpleasant or counter-intuitive they may seem to be and prepare to face these challenges head-on as they are confirmed to be real and not merely normal and temporary fluctuations in climatic data. The capitalists are salivating over their fantasies of how to profit from the human misery and mass migrations sure to be caused as low-lying coastal areas are flooded over the next several decades. As US and NATO imperialist military planners strive to take advantage of global warming in order to find new ways to launch attacks against their opponents – threatening WWIII – workers must realize that there literally is no future for them under the capitalist system. We workers need to take power out of the hands of the capitalist greedheads and into our own hands so we can create a socialist future for the workers of the world, free from capitalist exploitation, needless human suffering and war.
We have found a few new sources of information on the massive, rapid warming trend in the polar regions of Earth, and the US Navy’s response to this phenomenon.
First, we researched the history of submarine surfacings at the geographic North Pole. The first submarine to do so was the USS Skate, on 17 March, 1959. Since that time, a number of surface ships and submarines have operated on the open surface waters at the North Pole.
The US Navy’s “Arctic Roadmap”, published in February of 2014, was, due to the rapidly warming conditions at the poles, updated again in 2017. The update (which we found freely available online) is in the form of a slideshow entitled “The US Navy and the Arctic”; you can download a copy of it from our website by clicking on this link.
This is the slide we found to be most shocking as it reveals the rapid decline of the permanent sea ice present in the north polar region today, and the incredible rate of reduction in that sea ice which is expected to open up new trans-polar shipping routes for at least several weeks a year by 2025!
As we obtain more information on this subject we’ll add it to this article.