By: Kat Woerner

President Donald Trump and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts are jeopardizing America’s security by ignoring the threat of climate change, former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.  

“If the leadership of a nation does not understand climate change or the consequences of climate change then it’s very likely that they will not prepare the government and the people for eventualities that will come,” Hagel said in advance of the one-year anniversary of the 2019 floods that devastated Nebraska.

By: Libby Seline

Slightly more than seven in 10 Nebraskans believe climate change is real and happening now while about six in 10 favor replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.

The findings are from a comprehensive Bureau of Sociological Research survey measuring the opinions of Nebraskans on climate change issues in the wake of last year’s devastating floods.