President Obama’s most recent National Security Strategy lists climate change along with terrorism, disease outbreaks, and weapons of mass destruction as one of the major threats to national security, The Hill reports. The article quotes the White House strategy document as saying, “[c]limate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water.” The administration says “[s]eismic shifts in supply and demand are underway across the globe,” and that increasing worldwide access to reliable, affordable energy “is one of the most powerful ways to support social and economic development” and to create new markets for U.S. technology, according to The Hill. The Washington Examiner reports that “[f]ood insecurity from shifting crop yields has created starvation and pushed people into extremist groups that often can provide more than governments,” while thawing ice in the Arctic “is drawing more countries and oil companies to the region, creating new tensions over territorial disputes and mineral resources.” For more, read the full The Hill and Washington Examiner articles.