With midterm elections approaching, help us make everyone smarter about the economy. Donate Now

In new White House security agenda, climate change is not a threat

Andy Uhler Dec 18, 2017
HTML EMBED:
COPY

In new White House security agenda, climate change is not a threat

Andy Uhler Dec 18, 2017
HTML EMBED:
COPY

One noticeable different between this White House agenda for national security, and that of the previous two administrations? This one includes zero mention of climate change as a national security threat. That may not mean funding cuts for defense or other programs that deal with climate change. But it does mean the White House is on a different page when it comes to climate risk than several federal agencies.

Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.