The author of the letter Bob Jacobs (“Destroy America is new agenda,” March 6, Triblive) strongly criticizes the reintroducation of the United States to the Paris climate agreement. However, it is telling that the conservative-led U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has a business-friendly focus, welcomes President Biden`s approach. . The best answer I have seen to Jacobs` position is in the 2019 report,”A Climate Security Plan for America: A Presidential Plan for Combating the Security Risks of Climate Change,” supported by more than two twenty admirals and generals: “The United States is grappling with an international environment tinged with the announcement of the United States` intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement. , a loss of American prestige and international leadership, a lack of trust between the United States and its partners and allies, and important steps taken by other nations, such as China, to fill this global leadership vacuum. China, for example, is positioning itself as the regional and global leader in investments in climate resilience and clean energy transition. This challenge for U.S. leaders on climate change, especially competitors, can have a significant impact on U.S. national security, far beyond this issue. Support local journalism and help us continue to tell stories that are important to you and your community.
TribLIVE`s weekly and daily newsletters provide the messages and information you want directly in your inbox. The pandemic has taught us the importance of addressing catastrophic risks. It is certainly in line with conservative values. Biden should be commended for embracing American leaders on this crucial issue.