Obama will address to graduates at the United States Coast Guard Academy, he will deliver a talk on climate change and makes the fight against climate change a fight for global peace and against the conflicts that lead to war.
Obama will tell the new Coast Guard officers “I am here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country, and so we need to act — and we need to act now.”
White House official said that the speech will demonstrate that climate change “poses immediate risks to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters and resulting in humanitarian crises, and potentially increasing refugee flows and exacerbating conflicts over basic resources like food and water.”
White house is also releasing an 11 page report on the national security implications of climate change; the information is aggregated from several other federal reports on the subject.
In recent months Obama has highlighted security implications of climate change to gather more support for his efforts to invest in climate adaptations and reduce greenhouse gases; this also includes regulation to limit carbon emission from power plants.
Obama has argued the problems which global warming can cause and the effects also threaten military facilities and readiness.
In February White House said that climate change threatens more people than terrorism.