Under Trump, climate change not a national security threat
The document depicts Russia and China as combative rivals in perpetual competition with the US but makes no mention of what scientists say are the dangers posed by a warming climate
By: AP | Washington | Published: December 19, 2017 9:17 am
Trump’s national security report, required annually by Congress, emphasizes that economic security is national security for the US. It makes clear the United States will unilaterally defend its sovereignty, even if that means risking existing agreements with other countries.
President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of the “America first” world view he laid out in his new National Security Strategy.
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