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    page 5 “Thing That Matter”
    Everything CITIZENS Need to Know?
    ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY

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    It Aired on CSPAN Oct. 3, 2015 From a lecture given on Sept. 15, 2015 The lecturer at the college mentioned the education level of CITIZENS ? And, he said, There is a 17 page thing that will give them about 70% and another 12th grade level thing that will give them 90% of Everything CITIZENS Need to Know? ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? NATIONAL SECURITY? AND PUBLIC POLICY?

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    What is the point of this academic exercise? It seems to be to indoctrinate CITIZENS by using K-12 literature to establish the same positive political feedback loop around global warming that has existed between the federal government and the nation’s colleges and universities for the past two decades.

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    WHO WAS/IS THE COLLEGE LECTURER?

    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY IN HIS NEW JOB AS DIRECTOR OF Center for Solutions TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
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    HOW IGNORANT, UNINFORMED AND GULLIBLE, DOES THE HE THINK CITIZENS ARE ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
    PUBLIC POLICY? can be generally defined as a system of laws, regulatory measures, COURSES OF ACTION, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives.
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    Now, IF THE  GULLIBILITY OF HIS PUBLIC POLICY isn’t enough to get your knickers in a knot….. keep reading…
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    And, In response to a question during his lecture at the college, RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY said

    “OF COURSE, THIS IS A MORAL ISSUE AND OBLIGATION”

    REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY’S PUBLIC POLICY ON GLOBAL WARMING IS PREACHING ON THE RELIGIOUS COMPONENTS?

    AND, DETERMINING THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A MORAL ISSUE AND WHO AND HOW TO EXPLORE THE CITIZENS RELIGIOUS LOBBY?

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    HE SAID… A HARD CORE CONSERVATIVE CAN QUOTE THE BIBLE, YOU KNOW.
    THE CATHOLIC COVENANT ON THIS ISSUE CAN TELL YOU WHAT THE POPE MEANS.
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    According to RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY

    What to do at your local level?

    All things considered, BASED ON A CITIZENS LEVEL OF EDUCATION, WITH YOUR DEPLOMA OF 90% OF EVERYTHING A CITIZEN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY.

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    INDEED PUBLIC POLICY DEMANDS THAT YOU RUN AMOK….

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    Go public GET MEDIA ATTENTION, PROTEST, PICKET, LOBBY IT AND demand it with your individual support and, of the support of LOCAL GLOBAL NGO groups AND THEIR 600 GLOBAL PARTNERS, Get going after your ELECTED officials, give them A TON OF public opinion, input, send emails, letters, attend, talk about it,. ELECTED OFFICIALS want votes, they don’t want to lose an election so they will act and legislate on a massive court of public media opinion.
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    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY DEFENDS CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING IN HIS NEW JOB AS DIRECTOR OF Center for Solutions TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret) « The Center for …

    climateandsecurity.org/advisory…/rearadmiraldavidwtitleyusnret/

    Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired) Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, and …
    climateandsecurity.org/advisory…/rear-admiral-david-w-titley-usn-ret/

    AND FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR SOLUTIONS TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISK AT … DR. TITLEY INITIATED AND LED THE US NAVY’S TASK FORCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
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    Navy climate change expert sees opponents ignoring science

    www.timesunion.com/…/Navyclimatechangeexpertsees-…
    Times Union

    Jul 23, 2015 – Rear Admiral David Titley tours the USS Slater in Albany, N.Y. April 26, 2012, as part of the United States Navy’s 50/50 Program, an outreach ..
    Jul 23, 2015 – When he headed the Navy’s climate change task force, the group … In his new job as director of Center for Solutions to Weather and … FORMER NAVY OFFICER, RESEARCHER DEFENDS CASE FOR GLOBAL WARMING … AS THE U.S. NAVY’S FORMER TOP EXPERT ON MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE, RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAYS …
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    WHAT CITIZENS REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
    When RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY headed the Navy’s climate change task force, the group looked at issues like RISING SEA LEVELS, which is one outcome of GLOBAL WARMING. NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED and planners have to be ready for it, he said.
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    RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAYS
    NATIONAL SECURITY IS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND RISING SEA LEVELS?
    AND, THAT NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE AFFECTED.
    AND, PLANNING for the rapidly melting ice in the arctic polar zone?

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    NATIONAL SECURITY ON NAVAL BASES AROUND THE WORLD? THAT WILL BE AFFECTED WHEN THE ARCTIC POLAR ZONE ICE MELTS AND”THE FIFTH OCEAN” IS CREATED.
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    Citizens Needs to Know ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NATIONAL SECURITY AND PUBLIC POLICY ON THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD
    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND…
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    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Arctic Strategy was unveiled in Halifax in November 2013. Hagel SAID THE PENTAGON’S «ARCTIC STRATEGY» is centered upon the U.S. bolstering its military capabilities in the Arctic region with the opening of new sea lanes for natural resource «exploration»,

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    U.S. DOMINANCE OVER THE ARCTIC IS SPELLED OUT IN THE PENTAGON’S NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE ARCTIC REGION, a policy that was developed under the stewardship of Daniel Y. Chiu, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. Chiu sees THE RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS AFFECTING THE ARCTIC FACILITATING A GREATER U.S. NAVAL AND OTHER MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE REGION.
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    TRUTH POLITICS AND HISTORY
    In September, 2010 A TREATY WAS MADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NORWAY
    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND?

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    THE SVALBARD TREATY OF 1920
    UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. THE SVALBARD TREATY OF 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to “DEMILITARIZE” THE NORWEGIAN-OWNED ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD.

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    FACTS ABOUT SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO The land mass is about 61 020 square kilometers, As much as 60 percent of the landmass is covered in ice, The sea area around the islands out to the territorial border of 12 nautical miles is about 90 700 square kilometers.
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    THE POLITICS OF SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO
    In September, 2010 A TREATY WAS MADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NORWAY
    fixing the boundary between the SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Increased interest in petroleum exploration in the Arctic increased interest in resolution of the dispute. The agreement takes into account the relative positions of the archipelagos, rather than being based simply on northward extension of the continental border of Norway and Russia.[81]
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    USING THREE NATO ALLIES, all of them monarchies, Obama is trying to establish a U.S.-led condominium of the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over the Arctic,

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    CONSPICUOUSLY LEAVING RUSSIA OUT OF THE EQUATION.

    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND?
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    THE FIRST STEP OF THE OBAMA «POLAR PIVOT» HAS BEEN TO “MILITARIZE” THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD
    UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to “DEMILITARIZE” THE NORWEGIAN-OWNED ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD.
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    Sept. 15, 2015 RETIRED REAR ADM. DAVID TITLEY SAID “RUSSIA KEEPS POKING AROUND”
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    RUSSIA BELIEVES THAT NATO HAS VIOLATED THE SVALBARD TREATY of 1920 BY COVERTLY OPERATING MILITARY FUNCTIONS AT THE SVALBARD SATELLITE STATION AT NY-ÅLESUND,
    which is connected to Harstad and Andoya, Norway by the Svalbard Undersea Cable System. Andoya was the site of a Norwegian Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) array, art of the U.S. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) that acoustically tracked Soviet and Russian submarines. There is a belief that the Norwegians have continued to employ acoustic intelligence devices against the Russians and that Svalbard is part of the Norwegian monitoring activities, in violation of the Svalbard Treaty. The U.S. also maintains a Globus II HAVE STARE radar station in Vardo in the Norwegian Arctic, which is used to collect electronic intelligence for the U.S. National Security Agency from Russian military targets across the Norwegian border.
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    the bottom line on “Ice Station Obama”

    IN THE ARCTIC, THE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN WASHINGTON, WHILE THE NATO PUPPETS OF OTTAWA, COPENHAGEN, AND OSLO OBEDIENTLY WAG THEIR TAILS.

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    The unedited comment
    Ice Station Obama
    Wayne MADSEN 06.06.2014 00:00
    Although President Obama’s «pivot to Asia» is receiving media attention, his little-known push to establish American hegemony over THE RAPIDLY MELTING ARCTIC POLAR ZONE HAS GONE LARGELY UNNOTICED. Using three NATO allies, all of them monarchies, Obama is trying to establish a U.S.-led condominium of the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over the Arctic,
    CONSPICUOUSLY LEAVING RUSSIA OUT OF THE EQUATION.
    Obama’s military and intelligence push into the Arctic could be taken from the pages of the 1960s Cold War thriller by Alistair MacLean, «Ice Station Zebra», WITH THE DEPLETION OF THE ARCTIC ICE PACK OPENING UP FORMERLY NON-NAVIGABLE ARCTIC MARITIME ZONES TO SHIPPING, Obama and his Wall Street handlers are eyeing the Arctic as America’s new region for natural resource exploitation. And, as always, the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence Community are ready to act as the centurions for the investment bankers and hedge fund tycoons.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Arctic Strategy was unveiled in Halifax in November 2013. Hagel said the Pentagon’s «Arctic Strategy» is centered upon the U.S. bolstering its military capabilities in the Arctic region with the opening of new sea lanes for natural resource «exploration»,
    THE FIRST STEP OF THE OBAMA «POLAR PIVOT» HAS BEEN TO MILITARIZE IT UNDER THE NATO UMBRELLA. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920, ratified by 40 nations, agreed to demilitarize the Norwegian-owned Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and to permit commercial activities on the islands by the signatories. Only Norway and Russia (and the former Soviet Union) exercised the right to commercially exploit the resources of the islands, mainly by mining coal. Russia has largely withdrawn its commercial interests from the islands with only some 370 Russians and Ukrainians remaining in Svalbard, many of them living at the mining community in Barentsburg, the Russian research station at Ny-Ålesund, and the small mining outpost at Sveagruva.
    A dependency of Norway, Svalbard has seen its Norwegian population grow with many of the Norwegians living in the capital of Longyearbyen. As signatories of the Svalbard Treaty, Americans, Canadians, and Britons are free to travel and reside on Svalbard without restrictions imposed by Norwegian authorities. Americans first started to arrive in Svalbard as part of the team that oversees the operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a project of Global Crop Diversity Trust, which stores most of the world’s crop and botanical varieties in an underground vault.
    Russia believes that NATO has violated the Svalbard Treaty by covertly operating military functions at the Svalbard Satellite Station at Ny-Ålesund, which is connected to Harstad and Andoya, Norway by the Svalbard Undersea Cable System. Andoya was the site of a Norwegian Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) array, art of the U.S. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) that acoustically tracked Soviet and Russian submarines. There is a belief that the Norwegians have continued to employ acoustic intelligence devices against the Russians and that Svalbard is part of the Norwegian monitoring activities, in violation of the Svalbard Treaty. The U.S. also maintains a Globus II HAVE STARE radar station in Vardo in the Norwegian Arctic, which is used to collect electronic intelligence for the U.S. National Security Agency from Russian military targets across the Norwegian border.
    THE MUSHROOM-LIKE RADOME THAT CONCEALS THE HAVE STARE RADAR IS A TELL-TALE SIGN OF A U.S. MILITARY-INTELLIGENCE PRESENCE.
    RADOMES HAVE APPEARED IN INCREASING NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY BASE AT MENWITH HILL, ENGLAND to northern Norway, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes, northern Canada, and even remote and uninhabited Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea.
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    my comment
    And, MUSHROOM-LIKE RADOMES HAVE APPEARED IN INCREASING NUMBERS, even in remote areas of the Olympic Peninsula in WA STATE U.S.A ….
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    Complementing America’s operations in Svalbard and Norway is the increasing use by NATO of Sweden’s Arctic Lapland for military purposes. Most NATO activities in Sweden involve NEAT, which stands for NATO Exercises and Advanced Testing.
    The U.S. is also expanding its military presence at the Thule airbase in Greenland as part of the U.S. Air Force 21st Space Wing’s missile defense network. Thule provides missile launch sensor data to the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and the Air Force Space Command. A number of Greenland «home rule» governments have wanted the United States to withdraw its military forces from Greenland but Washington and Denmark, which remains the sovereign authority over Greenland through the contrivance of calling Greenland a self-governing country within the «Kingdom of Denmark,» have rejected Greenlandic calls for the demilitarization of Greenland. The «kingdom» contrivance has also been used to keep the independence-minded Faeroe Islands in the Norwegian Sea firmly under Denmark’s, and by default, NATO’s, control. The Faeroes and Greenland are part of Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command, which in turn reports to NATO.
    Although Greenland’s Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond of the social democratic Siumut Party favors independence, she, like other past leaders, face determined opposition from Washington and Copenhagen, where NATO lobbyists exercise final say. Hammond stated «We will stand up as a people and demand what is rightfully ours.» According to a document found in the CIA archives, The U.S. has always believed it has ultimate authority over Greenland. And Denmark has not always been such an obedient slave to the dictates of Washington. A formerly TOP SECRET CIA document, dated January 31, 1947, states that the U.S. Minister to Denmark, Josiah P. Marvel, Jr., raised the issue of Greenland with the Danish Foreign Minister, Gustav Rasmussen. The U.S., at the time, was interested in wresting control of Greenland from Denmark to use it as a military base against the Soviet Union. When Marvel insisted on discussing the future of Greenland with Rasmussen, the Danish Foreign Minister replied, «While we owe much to America, I do not feel we owe them the whole island of Greenland.»
    What a difference a generation makes. Former Danish Prime Minister and outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, nicknamed the «Fogh of War» by his many critics, handed Greenland to the United States on a Georg Jensen silver platter and warned the Faeroes not to even think about independence. Whatever the Americans paid for Rasmussen’s knee-jerk loyalty, it was worth it to Washington.
    U.S. dominance over the Arctic is spelled out in the Pentagon’s National Strategy for the Arctic Region, a policy that was developed under the stewardship of Daniel Y. Chiu, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy. Chiu sees the rapid climate change that is affecting the Arctic facilitating a greater U.S. naval and other military presence in the region.
    Last February, U.S. forces participated in the first airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle. The exercise, codenamed SPARTAN PEGASUS, saw paratroopers from the Army’s 25th Infantry Division parachute into Deadhorse on Alaska’s North Slope.
    In 2012, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and NORAD signed the Tri-Command Framework for Arctic Cooperation with the Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command. The agreement «enhances military cooperation to support safety, security and defense operations in the region.» NORTHCOM has assumed sole responsibility for military operations in the Arctic region, placing Greenland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen Island, and the North Pole within NORTHCOM’s jurisdictional domain.
    And NORTHCOM has not been shy about ORDERING U.S. FIGHTER PLANES TO ENGAGE RUSSIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT in dangerous «cat-and-mouse» games over the Bering Sea between Siberia and Alaska.
    NORTHCOM has increased its presence in Canada’s first Inuit-ruled territory, Nunavut. In March, NORTHCOM conducted Exercise ARCTIC WARRIOR/GUERRIER NORDIQUE in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The Stephen Harper government in Ottawa has increasingly stymied the rights of Native Canadians over the natural resources on their lands. The presence of NORTHCOM military units in the Nunavut capital of Iqaluit last March was a message by Ottawa and Washington to the local leaders that their self-government has «limits,» just like those imposed by Washington and Copenhagen on their Inuit cousins in Greenland. The same restrictions by the neo-colonialists of Ottawa and Washington will be imposed on the emerging Deline Gotine nation, the first native Canadian self-governing entity in Canada’s Northwest Territories. In addition, the people of Deline Gotine will have no authority to ban natural gas fracking in their territory.
    NATO has urged Denmark and Canada to resolve a dispute over ownership of Hans Island, a 1.3 kilometer barren uninhabited island between Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island. The island will be ruled as a shared condominium between Canada and Denmark. Left out of the agreement are Greenland and Nunavut, the two Inuit governments that actually would have had no problems resolving sovereignty issues between the same native people. HOWEVER, IN THE ARCTIC, THE DECISIONS ARE MADE IN WASHINGTON, WHILE THE NATO PUPPETS OF OTTAWA, COPENHAGEN, AND OSLO OBEDIENTLY WAG THEIR TAILS.

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  • Navy Sonobuoys-Bombs-Explosives

    IN “THE  MODIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT” for Northwest training and testing, the Navy INCREASED THE NUMBER OF PLANNED SONOBUOYS FROM 20 TO 720.

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    The Associated Press January 4, 2015

    Navy considers more sonobuoys off Pacific Coast

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Navy could significantly increase the number of sonobuoys it plans to deploy off the Pacific Coast.

    The floating, acoustic surveillance devices are used in ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE.

    The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/4JLsbt ) that in a modified environmental assessment for Northwest training and testing, the Navy increased the number of planned sonobuoys from 20 to 720.

    They would be in areas at least 12 miles offshore FROM ALASKA, WASHINGTON, OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/01/04/4313908_navy-considers-more-sonobuoys.html?sp=/99/406/552/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

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    A basic understanding of the modeling of acoustic and BOMBS, EXPLOSIVE EXPOSURES Undertaken for Training and Testing Draft EIS/OEIS IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND.

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    Start here…

    Behind My Back | Navy Bombing-Explosives-Sonar?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/01/…/navybombingexplosives-and-sona

    5 days ago – FACT IS EXPLOSIVES In the area also are part of the draft document, although the Navy has said that BOMBING exercises take place outside … the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, which consists of 2,408 square nautical miles off the Olympic Peninsula coastline.

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    A basic understanding of the modeling of acoustic and BOMBS, EXPLOSIVE EXPOSURES

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    AVY: DOLPHINS, WHALES WILL DIE DURING NEW UNDERWATER EXPLOSIVE TESTS

    By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Friday, August 30, 2013

    THE NAVY SAID IN A REPORT ON FRIDAY THAT TRAINING AND TESTING FOR NEW UNDERWATER EXPLOSIVES COULD KILL HUNDREDS OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS, AND INJURE TENS OF THOUSANDS MORE, IN THE COMING FIVE YEARS.

     The training is set for ocean waters off the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico and Southern California and Hawaii, and is planned from 2014 to 2019, The Associated Press reported.

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    UPDATE JAN 6, 2015 THEY WOULD BE IN AREAS AT LEAST 12 MILES OFFSHORE FROM ALASKA, WASHINGTON, OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

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    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/30/navy-dolphins-will-die-during-new-underwater-explo/#ixzz3O4BErsVH

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    A REASONABLE MANS UNDERSTANDING? OF  ACTIVE SONOBUOYS, BOMBS AND EXPLOSIVE EXPOSURES?

    Up Close and Dangerous: Dynamite Fishing – HowStuffWorks

    animals.howstuffworks.com/33806-upclose-and-dangerousdynamitefi

    Dynamite fishing is a very destructive way of fishing — although it stuns fish, it also … LEARN MORE in this clip from Animal Planet’s “Up Close and Dangerous” series.

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    Read more STUFF here ( A 48  page document)

    Analysis of Animal Avoidance Behavior and Mitigation …

    mitt-eis.com/…/Avoidance_Mitigation_TR_10%20SEP%202013_MITT_…

    event (i.e., sonars or explosives) and tracks the acoustic exposure history of each animal at (a dosimeter … or reduce marine mammal and sea turtle exposures to explosives and high intensity sound, ….. EXPLOSIVE SONOBUOYS USING 0.6–2.5 LB.

    A basic understanding of the modeling of acoustic and EXPLOSIVE EXPOSURES undertaken for the MarianaI slands Training and Testing DraftEIS/OEIS IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND.

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    If Look outs are able to observe the mitigation zone up to and during an explosion, the explosive activity would be halted or delayed if a marine mammal is observed and would not resume until the animal is thought to be out of the mitigation zone

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    Really?  After? During an explosion?

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    Read a gazillion more  pages of STUFF  here

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    Northwest Training and Testing Activities

    Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    /Overseas Environmental Impact Statement

    THE NAVY’S REQUEST FOR THE RENEWAL OF ITS FIVE-YEAR MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT PERMIT, IS AT http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Sonobuoy2.

    VOLUME 1, January 2014 (is a 940 page document)

    NWTT EIS/OEIS Project Manager

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northwest,

    EV21.KK1101 Tautog  Circle Silverdale, WA 98315

    In this EIS/OEIS, the Navy analyzes potential environmental impacts

    that result or COULD RESULT FROM ACTIVITIES under the

    No Action Alternative, Alternative 1, and Alternative 2.

    Resource areas that will be addressed include,

     BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO,

    sediments and water quality, air quality, marine habitats,

    marine mammals, sea turtles, birds, marine vegetation, marine invertebrates, fish, cultural resources, Native American and Native Alaskan traditional resources, socioeconomic resources, and public health and safety

    Public meetings are planned Jan. 12 in Poulsbo, Jan. 13 in Aberdeen, Jan. 14 in Newport, Ore., and Jan. 16 in Eureka, Calif.

    NO PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE PLANNED ON THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

    The Navy gave no time line for the process, but said that it planned to adjust training and testing activities “to the level needed to support Navy requirements beginning October 2015.”

    The final environmental impact statement will be released for a 30-day wait period before the Nary makes a decision and releases a record of decision.

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    THE DOCUMENTED STUFF

    NWTT EIS/OEIS modified environmental assessment

    Table 3.4-23: Activities with Multiple Non-Concurrent Impulse or Explosions

    Training Bombing Exercise (Air-to-Surface)

    Gunnery Exercise (Surface-to-Surface)–Ship

    Mine Neutralization–Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sinking Exercise

     Note: There are no testing activities in the Study Area for which this applies

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    The Navy increased the number of planned sonobuoys from 20 to 720.

    Under Alternative 1, the number of training events that use chaff (the solid metal and heavy plastic objects?)  in the Offshore Area would increase from 2,900 to 5,000 per year compared to the No Action Alternative, and the number of events that use flares would increase from 184 to 224 per year

    THESE ACTIVITIES WOULD RESULT IN INADVERTENT TAKES OF MARINE MAMMALS IN THE STUDY AREA Pursuant to the MMPA, the use of sonar and other

    active acoustic sources for testing activities as described under

    Alternative 2:

    May expose marine mammals up to 98,220 times annually to sound levels that would be considered Level B harassment

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    Conclusion Testing activities under Alternative 2

    include the use of sonar and other active acoustic sources as described in Section3.0.5.3.

    1 (Acoustic Stressors).

    These activities would result in inadvertent takes of marine mammals in the Study Area Pursuant to the MMPA, the use of sonar and other

    active acoustic sources for testing activities as described under

    Alternative 2:

    May expose marine mammals up to 98,220 times annually to sound levels that would be considered Level B harassment

    •May expose marine mammals up to 141 times annually to sound levels that would be considered Level A harassment

    Pursuant to the ESA, the use of sonar and other active acoustic sources during testing activities as described under

    Alternative2:

    May affect, and is likely to adversely affect the humpback whale, blue whale, fin whale, sei whale, Western North Pacific gray whale, sperm whale, southern resident killer whale, and Guadalupe fur seal

    •Would have no effect on North Pacific right whale

    Would have no effect on southern resident killer whale critical HABITAT?

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    Offshore Area

    Under Alternative 1, the number of training events that use chaff (the solid metal and heavy plastic objects)  in the Offshore Area would increase from 2,900 to 5,000 per year compared to the No Action Alternative, and the number of events that use flares would increase from 184 to 224 per year compared to the No Action Alternative Other possible concerns that have been identified include toxic plastic additives and toxic contaminants that could be adsorbed to the plastic from ambient seawater. Pierceet al. (2004)

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    VOLUME 1, January 2014 (is a 940 page document)

     

    DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT THE NAVY’S REQUEST FOR THE RENEWAL OF ITS FIVE-YEAR MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT PERMIT

    http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Sonobuoy2.

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    READ MUCH LESS STUFF IN THE MEDIA?

    The Associated Press January 4, 2015

    Sunday Full story: The Fresno Bee

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Navy could significantly increase the number of sonobuoys it plans to deploy off the Pacific Coast.

    The floating, acoustic surveillance devices are used in anti-submarine warfare. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/4JLsbt ) that in a modified environmental assessment for Northwest training and testing, the Navy increased the number of planned sonobuoys from 20 to 720.

    They would be in areas at least 12 miles offshore from Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

    The Navy acknowledges that deploying more of them is likely to harm endangered leatherneck turtles. It’s accepting public comments until Feb. 2.

    In addition to more buoys, the document also details additional “maritime security operations” that weren’t reviewed in the earlier environmental assessment, possibly including escorts for submarines, search-and-seizure exercises, and anti-piracy missions.

    Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

    Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/01/04/4313908_navy-considers-more-sonobuoys.html?sp=/99/406/552/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

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    TO Take action  send an email to The Honorable Charles T. Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense. You can email him at charles.t.hagel.mil@mail.mil.