Biden Sounds The Alarm, Global Warming Is The ‘Greatest Threat’ Facing America
President Biden informed military personnel on Wednesday that climate change is the “greatest threat” to America’s national security in the next years, according to senior Pentagon officials.
“When I went over to the tank in the Pentagon when I was first was elected vice president with President Obama, the military sat us down and let us know what the greatest threats facing America were, the greatest physical threats,” he said.
“This is not a joke. You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest physical threat facing America was? Global warming.” Biden continued.
“There will be significant population movements, fights over land, millions of people leaving places because they’re literally sinking below the sea in Indonesia, because of the fights over what is arable land anymore,” he warned.
During an address to Air Force members stationed in the United Kingdom, Biden offered the warning. In his very first foreign trip since taking office, the president will attend talks with G7 and NATO leaders this month.
BIDEN: "This is not a joke. You what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming." pic.twitter.com/apH7RtQWft
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In the aftermath of ransomware attacks that attacked important US infrastructure, including his administration’s decision to remove sanctions on the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 project, Biden made the statement under heat from Republican lawmakers.
The president said that he will meet with major European allies on a coordinated approach to combating climate change, something that he has prioritized for his administration.”We must all commit to an ambitious climate action if we’re going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, limiting global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius and lead the global transition in clean energy technology,” Biden said.
Following Biden’s day-one executive order, the United States officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement in February. The order reversed Trump’s decision to pull out of the accord.
On many occasions, Biden has stated that climate change represents a danger to US military security. He said in February that he had asked the Pentagon to reexamine the country’s policy for dealing with climate change.
Biden said at the time that global warming was “already costing us billions in impacts on our bases and our national security.”
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