UN warns climate change impacts security, US ignores link

  • A young girl shouts slogans as she marches with other thousands during a climate change protest in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Thousands of students skipped school for the third week in a row and more than 30.000 swamped the centre of Brussels to demand better protection of the world’s climate. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. system’s chief scientist on weather and climate warned Friday that climate change has “a multitude of security impacts” and is increasingly regarded as a national security threat — with global warming records broken in 20 of the last 22 years.