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‘Climate Security’ Panel May Give White House Skeptics New Voice

Feb. 20, 2019, 6:30 PM

The White House is considering establishing a presidential committee to assess the consensus of scientists and the Pentagon that climate change poses a national security threat, according to a person familiar with the plan.

The move, being spearheaded by William Happer, a physicist and National Security Council senior director who has touted the benefits of carbon dioxide emissions, could give climate skeptics a platform to push back against conclusions reached by the Pentagon and other agencies within Trump’s own administration that climate change is a major national security threat.

The proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security has yet to receive ...

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