Climate Change? Congress Says No. U.S. Military Declares Yes!22 Jul


There is a ‘slight’ difference of opinion about climate change in the U.S. Whom do you believe? Congress or the U.S. military? Look to the US military for SBIR bidding opportunities.

Climate Change Deniers in Congress: “The Center for American Progress Action Fund found that there are 182 climate deniers in the current Congress: 144 in the House and 38 in the Senate. That means more than six in 10 Americans are represented by people who think that climate change is a big ‘ol’ liberal hoax — including some leaders at the highest levels of government, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch ‘I Am Not a Climate Scientist’ McConnell…”

Total dirty energy contributions received by climate change deniers in Congress amounted to more than $73M as stated in the above referenced source. Clearly, the fossil fuel industry owns Congress.

U.S. Military Preparing for Climate Change: “According to Department of Defense (DOD) Directive (4715.21), the DOD will be facilitating federal, state, local, tribal, private sector, and nonprofit sector efforts to improve climate preparedness and resilience, and to implement the 2014 DoD Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.”

“Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. By taking a proactive, flexible approach to assessment, analysis, and adaptation, the Defense Department will keep pace with a changing climate, minimize its impacts on our missions, and continue to protect our national security.”

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About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.


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