Opinion Piece Examines Climate, Environment-Related Aspects Of U.S. Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment
New York Times: A Spy’s Guide to Climate Change
Justin Gillis, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times
“The Trump administration is seeking to withdraw the United States from the international accord reached in Paris in 2015 to fight climate change. It is trying to rescind regulations on the issue. It has even scrubbed mentions of global warming from government websites. Yet its attempt to suppress the facts has not entirely succeeded, with federal agencies continuing to issue warnings, including in a major climate report published last year. The latest climate alarm came this week in a Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Here is what the document, issued by Daniel R. Coats, the director of national intelligence, said about climate change and other environmental problems, with my annotations…” (2/15).