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LCV Response to Trump’s National Security Speech

Dec 18, 2017

After President Trump refused to take climate change into account during a major national security speech today, the League of Conservation Voters released the following response from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Again, President Trump is showing how out of step he is with reality and shunning our obligation to protect our planet today and for generations to come. Climate change is a grave threat to our national security, threatening to uproot millions of people around the world through drought, wildfires, starvation, rising seas, increased violence, and other climate-induced calamities. Even a bipartisan majority of Congress agrees that we should be taking action to reduce the impacts of climate change. Trump’s choice to ignore the many dangers climate change poses to our communities, our nation, and our planet will make the world less safe.”