Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge

Source: Inside Climate News

ProPublica

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves, ProPublica reports.

“Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today,” Mattis said in written answers to questions posed after his public hearing by Democratic members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “It is appropriate for the Combatant Commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their planning.”

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