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Biden issued an announcement regarding climate change, according to Fox News.
“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.”
“This is not a joke. You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest physical threat facing America was? Global warming. ”
“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.”
From Fox News:
Biden issued the warning during a speech to Air Force personnel stationed in the United Kingdom. The president will participate in meetings with G-7 and NATO leaders this month during his first overseas trip since entering the White House.
He made the declaration amid pressure from Republican lawmakers regarding his policy toward Russia in the wake of ransomware attacks that targeted key U.S. infrastructure, including his administration’s decision to waive sanctions on the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
The president said he would speak to key European allies about a unified approach to combating climate change, which he has identified as a priority for his administration.