Meet Sherri Goodman, The Woman Who Turned Climate Change Into A ‘Threat Multiplier’

Today, Goodman’s term is as popular as ever, thrown around frequently by President Barack Obama, the CIA, the Department of Defense, the State Department, and international organizations such as the G7.

“I’m proud of ‘threat multiplier’ and kind of delighted every time I hear someone say it,” Goodman said, with the air of a parent watching a child break the finish line. “We’ve been hearing it a lot lately. I’m sure we will hear it again.”

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

The Global Warming scam got off to a great start on it’s way to making Al Gore a billionaire, then disaster struck. It started getting colder, not hotter, and the liberal “think tanks” had to go back to the drawing board. P.T. Barnum declared long ago that there is a “sucker born every minute”, and Global Warming was highly effective in proving that maxim to be true.

Leaving the failed Global Warming label behind them, the liberals waved their magic hat, reached in deep, and pulled out the new term, Climate Change. Now there was a title you could rally behind. Colder, hotter, it now made no difference as the focus was no longer on the actual temperature but on the word ‘change’. Which, in an amazing coincidence, was the key tagline in Obama’s campaign promise to “transform America”. Now when the weather patterns inconveniently refused to line up behind their agenda du jour, no problem, the focus was no longer on the weather but on the fact that it was changing. Bingo! Anyone who is able to look out a window at any moment of any day will tell you that the weather changes. But with a shaky premise and dubious moniker like Climate Change, they still needed the “knockout punch” to really sell it to a rightly-skeptical America public. Enter Sherri Goodman.

National Security and the Threat of Climate Change

Under the auspices of her employer, the CNA Corp., a nonprofit that consults on U.S. military operations, Goodman assembled a new Military Advisory Board. It was about a dozen men — decorated generals and admirals she had known from her own days working at the Pentagon — charged with figuring out what global warming would mean to the military in the 21st century.

Over the course of a year, the new board held dozens of meetings with scientists and soldiers, spies and skeptics. At first, there was a lot of doubt among the board members. Most had never thought much about climate change, and some were dubious that human industrial activity was driving up global temperatures.

But instead of arguing over who was to blame, these military leaders thought about climate change as if it were a nuclear weapon, or a political crisis, or any other national security risk. So when putting together their first big report for Congress, they focused on this idea of national defense. And that’s how Goodman coined a wonky, military-sounding term that would turn out to play a pivotal role in reshaping the national debate on climate change.

Climate change, she said, whether rising seas inundating deltas in Bangladesh or stronger hurricanes damaging ships at sea, was a “threat multiplier” — something that makes the powder keg bigger when conflict sparks.

“I just put out there one day, ‘How about we talk about it this way,’ and it stuck,” Goodman said from her office in Washington, D.C.

The phrase had a familiar appeal to military men, playing off the Pentagon’s favorite “force multiplier” cliché from the 1990s, which was applied to everything from laser-guided bombs to global positioning satellites. “Threat multiplier” made it into the board’s first report to Congress, released in 2007, along with a sharp and striking message: “Global climate change is and will be a significant threat to our national security.”

Obama calls climate change, not ISIS, our greatest threat

Today, Goodman’s term is as popular as ever, thrown around frequently by President Barack Obama, the CIA, the Department of Defense, the State Department, and international organizations such as the G7. Just last month, Vice President Joe Biden used it to explain why the U.S. needs to take a leading role in climate negotiations that start Monday in Paris. Last year, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called climate change a threat multiplier for terrorism — exacerbating poverty, disease, migration, and conflict — leading to the Pentagon adding extreme weather to its war games from now on.

Global Warming becomes Climate Change which becomes ‘threat multiplier’

With the term ‘threat multiplier’ that Sherri Goodman brought to the table, the Obama administration had found the right way to sell this to the American public, the threat of war. Soon, every terrorist act and every warring tribe anywhere on the globe had their actions now linked to weather patterns. American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, no longer linked to failed engagement policies of the Obama administration, were now attributed to drought. Rise of Somali warlords could be blamed on flooding. The murderous Muslim terror group Boko Haram’s actions were now blamed on “crop failures due to floods” brought on by global warming. Sharia Law is not the problem, Islamic terrorists not the problem, no sir. Obama contends that these things would not be happening were it not for, you guessed it, Climate Change.

Now the Liberal rallying cry is “if you doubt Climate Change then you are the real terrorist”. “Can’t you see that the ever-changing weather patterns that have been changing since the dawn of time are a THREAT MULTIPLIER??”, they cry. Honestly, if this were the plot of some indie foreign movie it would be rejected out of hand as being too moronic and too outright stupid to be a valid plot device. Yet, sadly, it is the position and platform that the Obama administration is doubling and tripling down on in their bid to ram this down the throat of the low-information American public like they did with the Marxist Obamacare.

Now, it stands to reason that if Climate Change causes terrorism, which is the absolute premise of the Obama administration, then people who deny Climate Change would have to be classified as people who are “aiding and abetting the enemy”. Just as Obama made it a crime to not have healthcare, punishable by first a heavy tax and then by jail time, you can bet it will soon be a crime to be a dissenter. Indeed, at this moment in France right now, Climate Change deniers are sitting in a jail cell as the Climate Change conference gets ready to start later today.

Pay close attention to the Climate Talks all this week in Paris, read every document they approve, and in them you will find new laws and regulations which will make it a crime to not believe in man-caused Climate Change. Climate Change is the new religion, to be spread and administered at the point of a gun, backed up with a global tax from the United Nations. New World Order, the lunatics in charge of the insane asylum.

George Orwell had it 100% right, he just got the year wrong.

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.

  • Paul

    PERFECT summary…well done!

  • Arik

    I can’t help but think of Toy Story after reading this. I remember all those silent, disbelieving stares that Woody would give to Buzz as Buzz would rattle on and on about complete nonsense, unaware of the truth.

    Likewise, as a Christian, I can’t help but stare in silent exasperation as these liberals squawk about their Climate Change nonsense, all the while remembering the promises of the Bible, especially the one about Christ reigning on the earth for a thousand years.

    Earth’s gonna be just fine, folks. At worst, it’ll weather some hefty damage due to the Tribulation, not the Climate Lie.

    • Don

      Global Warming is coming from the elitists Hot Air.

  • Amber Baker

    We must be so close to the Rapture of the Church! This “new religion” agenda and uniting the world against terrorism, is all sounding like a perfect platform for the Mark of the Beast. Chip everyone so they and their carbon emissions can be tracked. Solve Terrorism & Climate Change all at once! Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

    • Yes, Rapture of the Church right around the corner…

      • Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  • I can’t wait until you spoof and reduce Dane Wigington at to an infantile harebrained alarmist, to prove you aren’t, in a way, part of the mainstream media’s dis-information campaign. Yes, Obama is insane.You should do a one on one interview with Dane Wiggington at http// instead of relying on what’s posted on a website, to do personal journalism. You could have for instance….

    Geoffrey: “Hello Dane, so tell me about your conspiracy theory, trying to scare all the informed Christians, and the rest who know Earths temperatures rising, both oceanic and atmospheric, a total ecosystem collapse due to aerosol spraying at altitude of aluminum, barium and more for Solar Radiation Management, and it’s cause of accelerated extinction, and plant and tree damage et-am, like heading towards the Venus Effect, is complete and unadulterated hoopla?

    Dane: Well Geoffrey, you got me there. You’re on to me. I made these charts and graphs up in my dim basement on my old typewriter. Its so old it uses pencils.”

    You’d do better of course since you’re a real journalist, able to extract the minutes detail of lying. I, on the other foot, don’t know how to interview and mis-spell a lot and my punctuation is atrocious. Very bad in English class! You though, know the questions to ask to pin this man down and show him the error of his ways, in a biblical way albeit. You might even do so well to cause him to shut down his website, although that might not happen since he’s so convinced of this stuff he personally finances his website and a weekly hour long broadcast on a California radio station, so there’s no distracting commercials.
    I’m waiting patiently for this interview so you can once and for all dismiss this man’s theory into the circular file.

    • We are not interested in “spoofing and reducing” anyone here at NTEB, we make no personal attacks of any kind.

  • Do you only post comments that go along with you? You can since they are all moderated now. That’s a good way to censor free speech, keeping things neat and tidy where only one side of an issue is heard even though not one foul word is used?
    You may “moderate” this comment Geoffrey.
    Sincerely, KEITH.

  • Mark

    When people make a claim or statement then what evidence do they have to prove it? How is Global Warming not true? When people cause heat burning coal or gasoline etc. seven days a week and petroleum products are made into asphalt roads or roof materials then heat is compounded as the polar ice caps are melted with cold temperatures in November and changing to hotter also hotter temperatures, proving Global Warming is true. Heat can only go up.

  • Never mind Geoffrey. I’ve unsubscribed.
    Bye now, Keith.

  • Kiwiwatcher

    Hope Bibi Netanyahu washed his hands well after shaking hands with Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris yesterday. The politely greeted each other for the first time in ten years. The pair are attending the Climate conference in Le Bourget, near Paris, where Bibi will demonstrate some of the Israeli innovations.

    In typical fashion Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas blamed someone else for his regions woes. He took the opportunity to tell the world about the terrible actions Israel is doing to the “Palestinian” environment.
    “Our resources are being usurped, our trees are being uprooted, our agriculture is being destroyed,” Abbas announced, then he pleaded and begged with the world leaders to protect the Palestinians from the Israelis.

    Yet, a UNEP report seems to put the blame squarely on Abbas’s administration for not caring adequately for the local environment under his control.
    A 2003 UNEP Desk Study on the Environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (later studies are not readily available, but things have not improved since, if anything, they have gotten much worse) suggests “The institutional capacities of the municipal wastewater department and the water and wastewater companies are generally weak. This is due firstly to the organizational structure of the sector, and secondly to human resource constraints. Water supply and sewerage systems are the responsibility of municipal departments, rather than commercially oriented utilities.”

    “UNEP noted that there are cross-border impacts from Palestinian untreated wastewater discharge in cases where Israel is downstream. Therefore the Desk Study team, with reference to the Governing Council decision, recommends further field studies on the crossborder contamination.

    Hence, Bibi should wash his hands very well.

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