As he arrived in Europe to rally US allies against Russian hackers and Chinese secrecy on COVID-19’s origins, President Biden said that the Pentagon told him global warming is “the greatest threat facing America.”
Biden said the conversation happened shortly after he became vice president in 2009 and that he believes it.
“When I first was elected vice president with President Obama, the military sat us down to let us know what the greatest threats facing America were,” Biden told US troops in England shortly after landing for his first foreign trip as president.
“This is not a joke: you know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming. Because there’ll be significant population movements, fights over land, millions of people leaving places because they’re literally sinking below the sea in Indonesia, because of the fights over what is arable land anymore.”
President Joe Biden said while he was former President Barack