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On Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics released a comprehensive new survey of climate change-related risks to military infrastructure worldwide. The study, prosaically titled “Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report,” is a response to a Congressional request from 2016,* based on the DoD’s 2015 commitment to conducting a:
…global screening level assessment to determine installation vulnerabilities to climate-related security risks with the goal of identifying serious vulnerabilities and developing necessary adaptation strategies.
The American Security Project released its new Climate and Security Report yesterday, authored by Senior Fellow Andrew Holland, and Adjunct Fellow Catherine Foley.
The report comprehensively addresses both the current and projected implications of climate change for global security, and the security of the U.S. homeland. (more…)
CNA recently released a memo focused on an important yet little-explored impact of climate change: the effect of rising temperatures on energy use at key U.S. military installations across the country. The conclusion: Higher costs, and adaptations in building design as well as heating and cooling systems, are likely on the horizon. (more…)