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The Department of Defense released its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap (CCAR) last week. The very first sentence of the report notes: “Climate change will affect the DoD’s ability to defend the nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security.” This is some of the strongest language we’ve seen from the DoD, making it clear that the U.S. military views climate change as an immediate risk, not just a future concern. This resulted in a significant amount of media coverage around the report, which we have compiled below. (more…)
While the political debate over climate change is stuck in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Defense has been busy playing a forward-looking role in addressing the security implications of climate change, and enhancing U.S. national security as a result. The latest in those actions includes the recent release of the Department of Defense’s FY2012 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, or CCAR. (more…)