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Army secretary calls climate 'resiliency' a priority, earns pushback online

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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth faced pushback on social media for saying that climate change "resiliency" is a priority for the Army.

"A priority for me and our @USArmy is #resiliency in the face of climate change. At #FortBragg, we have the largest floating solar array in the Southeast United States. This is just one of many examples of how our Army #LeadsFromTheFront in climate innovation and adaptation," Wormuth tweeted.

The tweet was met with pushback from many online.

"I know I am just a dumb retired Senior Enlisted guy, but I can think of 15,000 more important priorities for the Secretary of the Army than climate resiliency," tweeted U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.), who indicates on his Twitter profile that he is a "Retired Navy SEAL."

"This is completely and totally asinine, bordering on dangerous. Just not much more to say about it & if you can't see why this is dangerous I can’t help you," combat veteran Sean Parnell tweeted.

"These people are going to get us killed," conservative commentator and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tweeted.

Last year the Army released its "Climate Strategy," and Wormuth peddled climate alarmism in the foreword of that document.

"Climate change threatens America's security and is altering the geostrategic landscape as we know it. For today's Soldiers operating in extreme temperature environments, fighting wildfires, and supporting hurricane recovery, climate change isn’t a distant future, it is a reality," Wormuth declared.

"The time to address climate change is now. The effects of climate change have taken a toll on supply chains, damaged our infrastructure, and increased risks to Army Soldiers and families due to natural disasters and extreme weather. The Army must adapt across our entire enterprise and purposefully pursue greenhouse gas mitigation strategies to reduce climate risks. If we do not take action now, across our installations, acquisition and logistics, and training, our options to mitigate these risks will become more constrained with each passing year," she claimed.

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