Retired Republican Senator John Warner on National Security and Climate Change

NWF   |   July 30, 2009

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Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Climate Change and National Security. Former Republican Senator and Secretary of the Navy John Warner spoke along with Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn USN (Ret.) of the Center for Naval Analysis Military Advisory Board and Jon Powers with the Truman National Security Project.

I agree with Senator Warner’s statement that America’s military policy, energy policy and climate policy are interrelated and that, as he quotes Senator Kerry: “Climate change injects a major new source of chaos, tension and human insecurity into an already volatile world.”

As a parent and a grandparent like Senator Warner, I applaud Senator Warner’s true statesman like approach to the climate security issue. By adding his voice and perspective to this discussion he’s helping us all leave a safer world for the next generation. National Wildlife Federation has selected Senator Warner as our Conservationist of the Year in 2009.