(RepublicanInformer.com)- During Wednesday’s press briefing, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was asked to respond to comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland this week.
Pelosi claimed that the US military is “a larger polluter than 140 countries combined.”
While Kirby said he hadn’t seen the comments from Pelosi, he did concede that within the federal government, the military is “the largest emitter.” Kirby explained that the Pentagon is taking the “climate crisis” seriously because they know the military is “a contributor to those emissions.”
Kirby went on to say that the Defense Department believes that climate change is a national security threat that could cause potential damage to the United States and the world. And the Pentagon believes that fighting Climate Change will require the assistance of the US military “going forward.”
Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson then asked Kirby which is the bigger threat facing the United States – China or Climate Change.
The stumbling Kirby explained that the Pentagon is paid to keep track of all threats to US national security. He cited Defense Secretary Austin who claimed that Climate Change is “a real and existential national security threat.” Then, he shifted to China. And where the weather is a “real and existential national security threat,” Kirby described China simply as “the number one pacing challenge” for the Defense Department.
The entire Biden administration cannot view China as anything more than a “competitor.”
Kirby concluded that “both are equally important.”
Asked if climate change or China is a bigger threat to U.S. national security, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby says Biden views both as "equally important." pic.twitter.com/V9hoI1hrsc
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Good grief. We are going to lose the next major war.
But even if it was true that Climate Change is a threat, the Department of Defense and the US military should only concern themselves with China. You cannot bomb the weather. You can’t invade a hurricane. Firing missiles into the sky won’t rid the world of “carbon.”
There’s a reason China didn’t waste its time sending a delegation to Scotland to fret over the weather. They’re too busy positioning themselves to become the sole superpower in the world.
Meanwhile, this is what Americans get from their Department of Defense.