Looks like there might actually be one member of the Trump administration who doesn’t have his head firmly planted up his butt.
As part of unpublished written testimony Secretary of Defense James Mattis provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis wrote:
“Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today. It is appropriate for the Combatant Commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their planning.”
Keep in mind this statement from Mattis is in direct conflict with what the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, has recently said regarding the matter of human activity causing climate change. The lizardly Pruitt had this to say:
“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”
No doubt it’s really all the fault of reindeer farting in the Arctic, huh, Scott?
It’s encouraging to see General Mattis acknowledge what the vast majority of evidence shows: Climate change is all too real and it’s getting worse by the day.
Now if only Mattis could crack some other skulls and impart this wisdom to the less enlightened members of the Trump team.
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