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Obama Warns Coast Guard Cadets: Global Warming A National Security Threat

Obama Warns Coast Guard Cadets: Global Warming A National Security Threat

NEW LONDON — President Barack Obama warned graduating Coast Guard cadets Wednesday that their careers would be spent battling the "indisputable" effects of climate change, a global menace with the power to weaken American infrastructure and stoke unrest around the world Rescuing people in distress, stopping terrorists at ports, seizing international drug shipments and patrolling waters in the Middle East are part of their duties, Obama told the 217 new officers at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's commencement at Cadet Memorial Field. At the same time, they must contend with a warmer planet, melting glaciers and rising seas — "an immediate risk to our...

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