In case you missed it, we wanted to make special note of an article by Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, USMC (ret), regarding the national security implications of climate change.
In the article, General Cheney highlights four ways in which climate change and its consequences “present real national security threats to the United States,” which is a very helpful breakdown for those new to the issue.
“First, climate change generates new security risks around the world.”
“Second, climate change is already creating new missions for America’s armed forces, increasing the burden on the U.S. military.”
“Third, climate change directly threatens U.S. military installations at home and abroad.”
“Finally, climate change threatens our homeland security.”
The full article, here, is worth a close look.