Republicans Shocked That DHS Includes Climate Change as ‘Top Priority’

The Hill: “House Republicans lambasted the Obama administration Wednesday for making climate change a high priority at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”

“The GOP argued at a hearing that the emphasis comes at the expense of other, more important, activities at DHS, and puts the country at greater risk from terrorists, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).”

“’I am shocked that the department continues to make climate change a top, top priority,’ said subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-Pa.), citing the risks from terrorist groups, cyberattacks, incompetent airport screeners and other threats.”

“Obama’s recent focus on climate change in terms of national and international security has angered many Republicans. He declared in January that climate change is the greatest threat to future generations and that it threatens more people than terrorism.”

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