President Donald Trump fulfilled yet another campaign promise this week when he removed "climate change" from his government's list of national security threats.
Breitbart reported that Barack Obama had added climate change to the list of national security threats during his presidency, but Trump's national security strategy released on Monday focused on other threats instead.
“Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” the national security strategy states. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests. Given future global energy demand, 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.”
During his campaign, Trump often mocked Obama for his obsession with climate change.
“So Obama’s always talking about the global warming, that global warming is our biggest and most dangerous problem,” Trump said. “I mean, even if you’re a believer in global warming, ISIS is a big problem, Russia’s a problem, China’s a problem. We’ve got a lot of problems. By the way, the maniac in North Korea is a problem. He actually has nuclear weapons, right? That’s a problem."
While some are fuming about what Trump just did, we applaud him for focusing on more pressing threats than the environment. How can we focus on climate change as a threat to our national security when ISIS is launching deadly attacks on the Western world every chance they get? Or when North Korea is threatening to nuke the U.S. on a daily basis?
In the end, Obama was far more concerned with political correctness than he was with actually protecting America's national security. Climate change was considered a "safe" topic for him because it did not involve criticizing a minority group. Obama's reluctance to take on the problem of radical Islamic terrorism is partly why so many Americans turned on him to vote for Trump. With that vote, Americans showed that they want a leader who is not afraid to take action to protect his people from legitimate national security threats.