US Officials Warn of Climate Risk as Trump Dismisses It

President Donald Trump has even belittled his own government's views.

  • Published 5 June 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials warned Wednesday that climate change is an increasing threat to national security, a message at odds with a broader Trump administration effort to downplay the threat from global warming. Military and intelligence officials outlined a range of long-term threats arising from climate change, including food and water shortages that can produce political turmoil and land disputes, as well as melting ice in the Arctic that Russia and other adversaries… Read at AP News