Could Joe Biden’s climate change policy lead to more militarism?

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This article was jointly produced by Foreign Policy In Focus and In These Times.


The first month of the Biden presidency was a flurry of climate action, sweeping away the openly denialist intransigence of the Trump administration.



After re-entering the Paris Agreement and canceling the Keystone XL pipeline on Day 1, President Biden swiftly rolled out an array of climate-related executive orders calling on all agencies to factor climate into their work. Top among them was an order to ​“center the climate crisis in U.S. foreign policy and national security.”


As part of this order, officials from across more than a dozen intelligence agencies, including the CIA, will produce a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) over the next four months on the national and economic security impacts of climate change, a…

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