More Than 100 Lawmakers Urge President to Reconsider Climate Changes Omission From

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR After the Trump administration declined to include climate change in its national security strategy, 106 House lawmakers, including 11 Republicans, are pushing the president to recognize the issue as a significant threat to the nation’s security. “We have heard from scientists, military leaders, and civil personnel who believe that climate change is indeed a direct threat to America’s national security and to the stability of the world at large,” stated a letter sent to the White House last week by the bipartisan coalition. “As global temperatures become more volatile, sea levels rise, and landscapes change, our military installations and our communities are increasingly at risk of devastation. It is imperative that the United States address this growing geopolitical threat,” the letter’s co-authors, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), wrote.The national defense strategy, slated to be released shortly, similarly will not mention climate change, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters last month, reported the Hill.Photo by Architect of the Capitollast_img

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