President Obama is telling the military to measure Arctic sea ice.
Obama forcing military to measure Arctic ice levels
The administration contends that changing ice levels in the Arctic could require additional U.S. military presence in the region, justifying the need for the Pentagon to commit significant time and resources to monitoring the effects of climate change.
“Decreasing seasonal sea ice in the Arctic has made some Arctic waters navigable for longer periods and, as a result, may contribute to new economic opportunities in commercial shipping, oil exploration, and tourism. This could eventually increase the need for a U.S. military and homeland security presence in the Arctic, particularly in the maritime environment,” the study said.
The Navy already measures Arctic sea ice, and they show very thick multi-year ice blocking the Northwest Passage for hundreds of miles in the Beaufort Sea.
The Northwest Passage is completely impassable now. But in 1904, it was open.
As always, Obama has absolutely no clue what he is talking about or doing.