The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security. Denying scientific fact with this ostrich approach is so short-sighted and profoundly misguided, it takes my breath away. To advance partisan political objectives, the House is putting our national security at risk. The representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, Glenn Thompson, voted in favor of this absurd amendment. I urge everyone to take this ridiculous position into account when supporting a candidate in the fall election.