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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Climate Change and National Security

At a speech in Kentucky last Thursday, Secretary of Defense Panetta was asked a question on the implications of climate change for national security, and the future of the Defense Department. Secretary Panetta gave a thoughtful response, highlighting the security impacts of climate-aggravated drought, sea level rise and Arctic melt. (more…)

Thawing Ice and Data in the Arctic: Navies Uncover Vital Climate Information

Both the UK and the U.S. Navies are cooperating with scientists to share climate data collected in the Arctic. ¬†Naval submarines have spent the better part of the last few decades trawling the depths of the cold waters. ¬†With a changing climate, both physical and political, and melting ice in the Arctic, the data collected during such missions is now an invaluable tool to those trying to get a better, more accurate understanding of what exactly is happening up there. (more…)

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