Al Gore and Barack Obama spent years railing about climate change.
It was a huge part of both of their political careers.
And one thing President Trump did is sure to make both of them furious.
Following fear-mongering from people like failed Presidential candidate Al Gore, climate change became a hugely contested issue.
So much so that while former President Obama was in office, he placed climate change on his list of national security threats.
And then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump spent much of his campaign mocking then-President Obama for that decision.
And now as his final blow on the issue, President Trump removed climate change from the list of national security threats.
Instead, he replaced it with actual threats, such as border security and economic competitiveness.
His list of national security threats mirrors the America First position that made him so popular to begin with.
As reported by The Independent:
“Donald Trump is to remove climate change from the global threats listed in his National Security Strategy, due to be released on Monday.
The new position is a reversal of the Obama administration’s decision to place climate change in the strategy, a decision which Mr. Trump mocked on the campaign trail.
The last such strategy document, prepared in 2015, declared climate change an “urgent and growing threat to our national security”.
A senior official said the Trump plan removes that determination – following the administration’s threat to pull out of the Paris climate accord – but will mention the importance of environmental stewardship.
Instead, the document will focus on economic competitiveness and border security.
An early draft of the strategy suggests a continuation of Mr. Trump’s “America First” strategy, lamenting that the US had put itself at a disadvantage by entering into multinational agreements, such as those aimed at combating climate change.
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.””
This isn’t the first blow towards Obama’s climate change initiatives.
In June, President Trump left the Paris Climate Accord, infuriating liberals worldwide.
His decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord was a massive blow to people like Al Gore who have been preaching about the dangers of so-called “man-made climate change” for years.
Trump leaving that agreement was so drastic, that it left the United States as the only country not signed on to the agreement.
But President Trump clearly doesn’t care about what the naysayers have to say.
His decision to remove climate change as a national security threat is proof of that.
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