Trump will drop climate change from US National Security Strategy

  • President to outline new approach in unprecedented White House speech
  • Obama administration added climate to list of threats to US interests
Donald Trump speaks alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, earlier in December.

Donald Trump speaks alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, earlier in December. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration will drop climate change from a list of global threats in a new National Security Strategy the president is due to unveil on Monday.

Instead, Trump’s NSS paper will emphasis the need for the US to regain its economic competitiveness in the world.

That stance represents a sharp change from the Obama administration’s NSS, which placed climate change as one of the main dangers facing the nation and made building international consensus on containing global warming a national security priority.

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