Trump Admin Throws Cold Water On Climate Change Threat To Coral Reefs

"WASHINGTON -- When pollsters informed President Donald Trump that he faces political exposure in the 2020 election with swing voters on environment policy, he decided to respond with a White House address claiming stewardship of clean water, air and oceans.

But as some Trump aides were drafting that speech, others were casting doubt on the significance of a climate threat to a key battleground state: The degradation of coral reefs in Florida.

Weeks before, a senior intelligence analyst at the State Department had submitted a draft of planned testimony to Congress detailing the national security implications of climate change for White House review."

Michael Wilner reports for McClatchy August 7, 2019.

Source: McClatchy, 08/08/2019