(See J. S. Spaner and H. LeBail, pp. 30–35, October 2013 Proceedings)
Captain Jim Howe, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)—The odds that “climate change” will rise to the top tier of threats facing the nation and its maritime services hovers around zero. The authors present a one-sided look at the possible impacts of a changing climate and fail to recognize that much of the gloom-and-doom rhetoric they reference is overtly political and highly speculative in nature. Quoting from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the White House, CNN, and The New York Times—with no contrasting views—drives home this point.