Obama Warns Coast Guard Graduates of Horrors of Global Warming
Obama will warn Coast Guard graduates today about the dire consequences of global warming today at graduation ceremonies in Connecticut.
The president arrived in Connecticut this morning.
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It’s as if he lives in an entirely different world than the rest of us.
President Obama plans to warn graduates of the Coast Guard Academy today that their biggest fears should be about climate change, citing its specific dangers to national security.
“I am here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama will say, according to advance speech excerpts published by the New York Times.
Since the midterm elections, Obama has spent more time discussing the issue, particularly in the light of national security.
In February 2015, the president argued that the media “absolutely” overstated the threat of terrorism compared to more long-term problems such as climate change.
This is also a theme driven by Secretary of State John Kerry, who frequently refers to climate change as being as great a threat as those posed by radical Islamic terrorists.
Meanwhile, ISIS steamrolls through Iraq and Syria.