Continuing to show the administration is either out of touch or has ulterior motives, the White House
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As he spoke to reporters White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Americans no longer face the same threat of attack that they did prior to Sept. 11, 2001, crediting the administration’s efforts to degrade organizations such as al Qaeda. Yet ISIS and Boka Horam are continuing to grow and Iran continues its path towards nuclear proliferation.
Today, Josh Earnest said, “There are many more people on an annual basis who have to confront the direct impact on their lives of climate change, or on the spread of a disease, than on terrorism,” he said. “When you’re talking about the direct daily impact of these kind of challenges on the daily lives of Americans, particularly Americans living in this country … more people are directly affected by those things than by terrorism.”
President Obama made the same argument during an interview with Vox released this week.
In its national security plan released last week, the administration also ranked climate change alongside more traditional threats such as nuclear proliferation and terrorism.