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U.S. Military Sees the Danger of Global Warming

In assessing future risks to national security, the military must deal with reality. It cannot afford ideological blindness.


The Pentagon & Climate Change: How Deniers Put National Security at Risk
Rolling Stone. 12 Feb 2015.

Climate Adaptation Roadmap 2014
Department of Defense. October 2014.

Climate Change Threatens National Security
Rear Adm. David W. Titley. 5 July 2014.
This issue is about science, not politics, and the military is taking it very seriously. "We have seen the scientific consensus continue to develop and solidify, while signatures of a warming world — from global temperature trends to severe weather events — strongly suggest that our climate is already changing. And we are increasingly worried about the lack of comprehensive action by the United States and the global community."

National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change
CNA Military Advisory Board. May 2014.
As a follow-up to its landmark 2007 study on climate and national security, the CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board's National Security and the Accelerating Risks of  Climate Change re-examines the impact of climate change on U.S. national security in the context of a more informed, but more complex and integrated world.

Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts
Government Accounting Office. May 2014.

Climate Change in the Defense Department's Quadrennial Assessment of National Security Risks
Department of Defense. March 2014.
Global warming is a danger to national security, especially as a “threat multiplier.”

Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security in 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review
New York Times. 8 Aug 2009.


by Barnhill, David L. last modified Nov 09, 2018 03:15 PM expired
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