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  •  Anybody not clear on the real nature of the "Admin (3+ / 0-)
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    Sez John Kerry, "I am going North to Open Up The Great Arctic Frontier For Terminal Exploitation. Try and stop me."

    ...the Arctic's ecosystem is experiencing significant, rapid shifts with far-reaching consequences. Last September, the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached record lows, threatening marine mammal life and local populations dependent upon them. Receding sea ice might also bring new commerce and industry to the region, including exploration of offshore oil and gas, as well as minerals. New Arctic shipping routes could significantly decrease transit times between Pacific and Atlantic ports.

    All of the changes in the Arctic must change the way we approach the region. The Obama administration's new National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritizes domestic infrastructure development as Arctic conditions change, responsible stewardship, and enhanced cooperation with our international partners. We're focused on ensuring a secure, peaceful, and prosperous Arctic.

    Cue the apologists in 3, 2, 1...

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 12:31:44 PM PDT

    •  whoa (1+ / 0-)
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      OK OK, many thanks for picking that up. So they havent got a real clue in that admin and they can be written off as far as climate action goes.

      not necessarily a surprise but still it could not be clearer spelled out.

    •  Not to far from now... (0+ / 0-)

      when Republicans maybe finally admit that global warming is "man made", they'll simply claim it is a gift from God that exists so we can continue to go out and get even more of God's bounty of crude.

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