The Military Takes Climate Change Seriously, Shouldn’t We?

How Climate Change Impacts our National Security Sea level rise caused by climate change is encroaching on our coastal military bases, putting our military infrastructure at risk, according to this recent article in the Northwest Florida Daily News. Despite the polarization of the climate change debate, the military has long recognized – and prepared for – climate change as a viable threat. What’s remarkable is that this year, for the first time, the Secretary of Defense is conducting a military-wide climate change/sea level rise threat assessment, as pointed out in the article by Nick Tomecek, which is a part of a Gatehouse Media Special Report entitled “Rising Seas” calling it a “a threat that could change the course of armed service history”. State and federal governments should learn from our military leaders and take action.   Continue reading