Obama’s National Security Strategy Lists Climate Change Among ‘Top Strategic Risks’ To U.S.

Posted by Mike Confino, February 7, 2015

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The Obama administration’s new national security strategy, released Friday, puts a top priority on climate change, calling it “an urgent and growing threat.”

Climate change, the strategy says, is “contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water.”

The strategy lists climate change as one of eight “top strategic risks” to U.S. interests, along with a catastrophic attack on the U.S., threats or attacks against citizens abroad, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

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