During a speech to Air Force personnel stationed in the United Kingdom, President Joe Biden warned military service members that top Pentagon officials have considered climate change to be the “greatest threat” to America’s national security. He said there will be significant population movements and fights over land as millions of people leave places such as Indonesia because of land that is sinking below the sea.
“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 JO summit in Belgium, and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.
President Biden said he would be speaking with “key European allies” to talk about a unified approach to combatting climate change and that he has identified this as a priority for his administration. He told service members that they must commit to an “ambitious climate action” to prevent the worst impacts of climate change we’ve ever seen. He said we should be limiting global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius and that the US will lead the transition into clean energy.
A 2015 Pentagon report called climate change an “urgent and growing that,” but did not call it the top threat against national security. It indicates that changes in the climate are a “threat multiplier” that could worsen existing threats. Since 2004, the Pentagon has been tracking the security implications of climate change.
Biden said he was going to make it clear that the United States is “back” and will be tackling the toughest challenges and issues that face our democracy today. But in his threats about global warming and talking about COVID-19, Biden refused to call on China to be transparent about the lab leak theory. He said that we have to end COVID-19 not just at home, “but everywhere.” Whatever that means.
“We have to end COVID-19, not just at home, which we’re doing, but everywhere. There’s no wall high enough to keep us safe from this pandemic or the next biological threat we face — and there will be others. It requires coordinated multilateral action,” Biden said.
President Biden also mentioned the cyberattacks that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and caused gas prices to soar and stations to run dry. The attacks have even targeted other US businesses, such as JBS Foods, one of the largest meat suppliers in the country. He emphasized the use of “new technologies” and the norms of conduct established in cyberspace.
Biden has vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, saying that it will create millions of green energy jobs and help “combat climate change.” Hours after taking office, he even signed an executive order to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and halt federal oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
With the way things are headed, gasoline prices will continue to rise along with the costs of goods and services…right when states are opening up. Anyone applauding Biden’s climate-oriented agenda has zero to complain about when fuel prices go up. Nothing but taxes and inflation in the name of “climate change.”
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