National Security Strategy: Where Is Climate Headed?
The White House had unveiled the National Security Strategy (NSS) on October 2022 of the
Biden administration which is a 360-degree strategy containing its plans on building the United
States (U.S.) by focusing on global cooperation, fostering domestic growth, and tackling
‘transnational challenges’ like climate change, food security, and infectious diseases.
After taking office, President Biden and his national security team has termed climate change
as an “existential threat” to the United States and the world. The National Security Strategy is
a document that provides a narrative for the American people and the world that forms
viewpoints, influences strategic decisions and resource allocation. Climate change is no longer
a soft security issue but a direct threat.