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Defense Department Calls Climate Change a National Security Threat

The new “Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense” isn't the environmental win that it could be.
January 21, 2019, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Pentagon released a short report [pdf] this week detailing how a changing climate is a national security threat and makes the military’s job around the world harder," reports Alex Ward.

Ward warns, however, that the report is likely to fall on deaf ears, both with president Donald Trump and Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who ware both climate change deniers.

"Perhaps knowing the report’s recipients, the Pentagon chose to compile a 17-page document, which Congress’s major 2018 defense bill compelled the Pentagon to write, that features very few specifics," according to Ward.

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Published on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Vox
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