Who Makes Policy Campaign 2016 Edition

Hot off the Press from the White House: Presidential Memorandum on Climate Change

Last week I posted a blog, supported by an ABC new article, on the potential threat climate change presents to natural security…and look what we have here.  In his most recent presidential memorandum, (a more pleasant way of saying executive order) President Obama “directs 20 agencies from across the government to establish a dedicated working group to identify the U.S. national security priorities related to climate change. Second, it instructs these agencies to develop a Climate Change and National Security Action Plan outlining how they’ll develop and share information on these risks. Third, it directs each agency to develop strategies to address climate-related threats, from impacts on our economy to our food security to the flow of migrants and refugees.”

The policies of the memoranda will carry over into the next administration unless the next president explicitly cancels it.  In my opinion, A great move on Obama’s part since climate change has been pretty much forgotten and/or ignored on this campaign trail.

Author: Tami Theodore


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