Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 25 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

Secretary Pompeo dismisses climate change, describes melting Arctic ice caps 'new opportunities for trade'

Quicklink Submitted By   No comments
Message Stephen Fox
Become a Fan
  (31 fans)

Pompeo refuses to acknowledge climate change at Arctic Council The U.S. refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, marring the end of a meeting of the Arctic ...
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Daily Mail)
  Details   DMCA

“Steady reductions in sea ice are opening new passageways and new opportunities for trade,” Pompeo told the audience. “This could potentially slash the time it takes to travel between Asia and the West by as much as 20 days. Arctic sea lanes could come before—could become the 21st century Suez and Panama Canals. Its centerpiece, the Arctic Ocean, is rapidly taking on new strategic significance. Offshore resources, which are helping the respective coastal states, are the subject of renewed competition.”

Asked by ABC News how he would rank climate change among other national security threats. 

“I can’t rank it,” he replied. “We’ve seen America reduce its carbon footprint, while the signatories, including China, haven’t done theirs. At the end of the day, the world is no safer.”

Read the rest of the story HERE:

Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Fox Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend