Obama’s DHS Secretary: Climate Change Is A ‘Security Issue’

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed Tuesday on MSNBC that climate change “is a security issue.”

The Morning Joe team claimed it’s “clear over the next four years at least, we’re going to do nothing about climate change, we’re going to potentially take some serious steps back, what would you say, assuming that a new president comes in 2021 — what would you say the United States do immediately to address the threat?”

“My concern is climate change, coupled with aging infrastructure in this country,” Johnson responded. “Hurricane Sandy is a perfect example, we saw the effects of climate change, severe weather conditions impacting aging infrastructure that presents a security issue as well as a number of other issues, and this is a long term challenge for our nation and our world that we’ve got to address.”

“President Obama wanted to address it very much, it’s something he talked about all the time, and it’s something that the next president will need to come back to very definitely. It is a security issue,” he continued.

The most notable political figure to compare climate change to a national security threat is Senator Bernie Sanders. During the 2016 election cycle, Sanders claimed that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.”

In June of 2017, President Trump ceased U.S. implementation of the Paris Accords. In a public statement, the president said, “The cost to the economy at this time would be close to $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have $7,000 less income and, in many cases, much worse than that.”

Trump also claimed “the agreement doesn’t eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs out of America and the United States, and ships them to foreign countries. This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Jeh Johnson just another wacko that worked for Obama the Fink and frankly its time for Birdie Sanders to fly south with the rest of the loons

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    David Lewis

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    I don’t know anything about the aging infrastructure. I have a friend who does. He is a retired nuclear engineer. Politically he is very conservative, he is very smart, and he is concerned about the infrastructure. Assuming there is a problem, there is plenty of money to correct it. All we have to do is divert the money being wasted fighting climate change.

    Climate change does not present a problem. What does is the climate change movement. If the activists have their way, they will degrade our capacity as they have done in other countries.

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    Al Shelton

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    It is hard to understand why men like Bloomberg and Steyer made their money from the stock market and Capitalism, now want to bring it down.
    These supposedly smart people cannot get it through their head that CO2 has not and cannot control climate.

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    Sonnyhill

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    They know that CO2 is no threat. I suspect that they believe, like Trump, that their financial success qualifies them to lead. Seven billion voracious humans will consume the Earth unless they are tamed with reason. Good luck with that campaign. Might as well hand the keys to the barbarians.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Our nations real secrity issues is the Useless Nations Open Borders and the Demacratic Party and the Refugees Welcome useful idiots

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