Mattis Latest in Succession of Senior Military Leaders to Warn About Climate Change

17 March 2017 | Schuyler Null

 

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This week, newly minted Secretary of Defense James Mattis joined a long list of senior U.S. military leaders who have warned about the national security threats of climate change.

 

In previously unpublished written testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis wrote that “climate change can be a driver of instability and the Department of Defense must pay attention to potential adverse impacts generated by this phenomenon,” according to Pro Publica, which published parts of his remarks.

 

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