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Does climate change threaten America's national security?

President Trump unveiled his administration's new national security policy,  pointedly breaking with Barack Obama by removing climate change from the list of threats to America's national security. Environmentalists, international leaders, and climate scientists critiqued the omission, which contradicts the assessment of our own military. But Trump's supporters argue that government regulation, rogue regimes, and ISIS pose far greater threatsDoes climate change endanger national security?

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In his speech, Trump blasted past presidents who "put American energy under lock and key."

"They surrendered our sovereignty to foreign bureaucrats in faraway and distant capitals," he said. "This National Security Strategy puts America first."
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Critics say he is politicizing science and overriding the assessments of our own military.

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But many of the president's constituents don't believe climate change is real (Trump himself has tweeted skepticism of climate science 115 times). Even if they do acknowledge the reality of climate change, many say Islamic terrorism, rogue nations, government regulation, and unfair trade practices pose a far greater threat.

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