Monday, December 20, 2010

DHS to Battle Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has big plans:

( - At an all-day White House conference on "environmental justice," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

Speaking at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice on Thursday, Napolitano discussed the initial findings of the department’s recently created "Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force." Napolitano explained that the task force was charged with “identifying and assessing the impact that climate change could have on the missions and operations of the Department of Homeland Security.”

OK, well and good. Now can we finally get the Department of Transportation to look into why it always seems to rain on the weekends around here? And why isn't the Department of Energy answering my calls? There's a stray dog in the neighborhood that they could probably find a good home for.