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Pentagon states that climate crisis and China pose ‘equally serious’ threats to the US

Pentagon states that climate crisis and China pose ‘equally serious’ threats to the US

US Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that the current climate crisis an equal priority

The Pentagon’s chief spokesperson stated that the climate crisis was. ChinaThey are ‘equally serious’ threats to the US.  

After the Biden administration warned of the serious national security China poses to the US, Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that the current climate crisis is an equal priority. 

Kirby made the comment following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed the US military is a ‘larger polluter than 140 countries combined’ during the COP26 UN Climate ChangeConference in Scotland this week 

Kirby answered a question on Wednesday asking Kirby if climate change or China was more of a threat to the US. Kirby replied that both pose challenges. 

Kirby stated that he believes we are paid to study all threats to our national safety. ‘You’ve heard the secretary refer to climate as a serious and existential threat to national security. It is not just for the United States, but also for countries around the globe. 

“And we consider China to be the number one challenge facing the department,” he said, adding that “both are equally important.” 

US Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby told reporters on Wednesday that the current climate crisis an equal priority

John Kirby, US Department of Defense press secretary, stated Wednesday to reporters that the current crisis in climate is a top priority

This comes as China and the US announced they would work together to tackle climate change In the final days of the COP26 (President Xi Jinping pictured)

This announcement comes as China, the US and others announced that they would collaborate to combat climate change in the final days of COP26 (President Xi Jinping pictured). 

China’s launch of a nuclear-capable hypersonic rocket that can circle the earth in eight seconds caught Washington off guard. This prompted US officials to announce that they will be setting up their own version on Guam, an island in the Pacific Ocean, and begin testing the missile defence system. 

Lucas Tomlinson, FOX News reporter, asked Kirby which one is more dangerous. Kirby refused to answer.  

Kirby answered, “Lucas! I think I answered you question.”

The Pentagon’s statement is made as China and the US negotiate. announcedThey agreed to work together in the final days of COP26 to combat climate change. 

Although few details were immediately available on the ‘Declaration for Enhanced Climate Action In the 2020s’, China’s climate envoy Xie Zhenhua stated that the two countries would reaffirm their commitment to limiting global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.

He stated that China and the US, which are the first and second largest emitters in the world, would work together to develop rules for the carbon market and emissions reporting regulations.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, during a press conference at the Cop26 summit

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives during a press conference at Cop26 summit 

The Pentagon this month issued a report saying China is expanding its nuclear force much faster than U.S. officials predicted just a year ago

The Pentagon published this month a report stating that China is growing its nuclear force faster than U.S. officials anticipated a year ago

China is thought to have carried out two tests of a hypersonic orbital nuke - the first on July 27 and the second on August 13 this year. Observers believe the 'weapon' is an updated version of a Soviet concept called a 'Fractional Orbital Bombardment System', or FOBS

China is believed have conducted two tests on a hypersonic orbital nuclear nuke. The first was on July 27, the second on August 13. Observers believe that the weapon is an updated Soviet concept known as a ‘Fractional Orbital Bombardment System, or FOBS.

The deal also required stronger emissions reductions and China pledged to follow the US in cracking down methane.

John Kerry, climate ambassador, said that the United States of America and China had many differences after the agreement was announced. “But, on climate, cooperation can only get this job done.

COP26 organizers were delighted by China’s willingness to participate. Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, did not travel to Glasgow for the conference due to coronavirus concerns.

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Biden’s virtual summit scheduled for next week with Xi could discuss the agreement.  

After much back and forth messaging from White House, Secretary Antony Blinken stated that allied nations would be ready to take action’ if China attacks Taiwan.

At Wednesday’s New York Times Dealbook conference, Blinken stated that ‘there are many countries both within the region and outside of the region that would see any unilateral act to use force to disrupt this status quo as an important threat to peace and safety.’ This was first reported by Bloomberg. “And they too would take action in case that happened.”

Weapons race: A comparison of the most advanced (columns from left) missiles, aircraft carriers, tanks and aircraft possessed by China, the US and Russia

Weapons race: Comparison of the most advanced (columns to left) missiles. Aircraft carriers, tanks, and aircraft possessed in China, the US, and Russia

Satellite photos of mock-ups in the desert of Northwestern USA of an aircraft carrier and destroyer were released by satellite. This was in response to rising tensions between nuclear-armed countries.

The Pentagon published this month a report that said China is growing its nuclear force faster than U.S. officials had predicted a year ago.

The report stated that this appears to be designed to allow Beijing to match or surpass the U.S.’s global power by mid century.

The Biden administration warned of the “reality” [China]It has rapidly grown more assertive.

It also admitted that China is capable of ‘combining its economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to mount a sustained challenge to a stable and open international system.’

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