US Military Unprepared For Climate Threats December 30 2019, 0 Comments

Under a presidential administration that rejects science and ignores climate risks, the US Department of Defense has been slow to respond to them. That is raising concerns from both military think tanks and Congress' watchdog agency.

In its own report to Congress earlier this year, the Defense Department identified 77 of the 79 military bases assessed as facing significant threats from climate change, including recurrent flooding, drought, wildfires and desertification.

The report acknowledged climate change is a national security issue and said the department "must be able to adapt current and future operations" to this new reality.

Check out this instructive graphic on the vulnerability of military bases.

Thanks to Green Energy Times (2019 12 23) for alerting us to this item.