Today the US President Donald Trump is expected to drop climates change from this list of global threats in his updated National Security Strategy.
Obama, as President, had pushed for climate change to be seen as a threat to the nation.
The Federalist website quoted the draft document as stating: “US leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth energy agenda that is detrimental to US economic and energy security interests.
“Much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.”
Donald Trump appears to have a different viewpoint and does not share the previous President’s concerns over the environment.
A senior administration official said: “Climate change is not identified as a national security threat but climate and the importance of the environment and environmental stewardship are discussed,”
“America’s economic security is national security,” they said. “We will demand fair and reciprocal economic relationships around the world. The economic piece gets much more attention.”
Trump’s new National Security Strategy will be released on today.