“We are working to be a leader and a bold innovator in environmental stewardship, energy efficiency and energy security,” Panetta said at a reception hosted in his honor by the ">Environmental Defense Fundat the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.Flashback: Healing the planet: Obama Defense Secretary Panetta suggests that CO2 emissions "can create chaos" and "threaten American's national security"; also "negotiated his right to commute home to California nearly every weekend using a military equivalent of a Gulfstream jet"
While the topic of climate change has been hugely politicized in recent years, Panetta cast the issue as a serious security crisis. “In the 21st century, we recognize that climate change can impact national security — ranging from rising sea levels, to severe droughts, to the melting of the polar caps, to more frequent and devastating natural disasters that raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” he said.
Private Jet Performance - Gulfstream V - Large Cabin Heavy Jets
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