On Wednesday of this week, Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, hosted a short Q&A on national security via twitter. The Center for Climate and Security’s Caitlin Werrell posed the following question, and received the following response from Mr. Rhodes:
Mr. Rhodes continued with additional comments on what the U.S. would be doing in this space:
The Center for Climate and Security applauds Mr. Rhodes’ acknowledgment of the security risks of a changing climate, as well as President Obama’s mention of the climate change threat in his State of the Union address. This view is shared by a growing bi-partisan consensus among leaders in the national security, military and intelligence communities.