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For Pompeo, climate change not in top 5 threats to US


For US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, climate change doesn't figure amongst the top five threats to the - reflecting the rhetoric set out by US Donald Trump, even as students across the staged mass protests against inaction over climate change.

"Everyone's talking about global warming and the threat to this country. When you look at the top five threats to this nation, where do you rank global warming or climate change?" asked Pompeo, according to a

"Yeah, I wouldn't put it in the top five," Pompeo responded.

Listing China, and at the top of his list, the added, "I can count to five that get you to things that present more risk to the people I used to represent in and citizens all across America, whether it's the threat that we've talked about today from ......I think I'm at five already, but I could give you a whole list of threats that I think we can effect change on in a way that will really make a difference for the security of the American people."


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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 08:21 IST