Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of
the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S.
military will address the effects of climate change.
Rising global temperatures, increasing sea levels and intensifying
weather events will challenge global stability, he said, and could lead
to food and water shortages, pandemic disease and disputes over
refugees and resources.
The Pentagon’s “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” describes how
global warming will bring new demands on the military.
Among the report's conclusions:The
President's purge of the Officer Corps, and reduction in military
the lowest level since post WWII leave us vulnerable to imminent
from Coastal military installations
vulnerable to flooding will need to be altered; humanitarian assistance
missions will be more frequent in the face of more intense natural
disasters; weapons and other critical military equipment will need to
work under more severe weather conditions. BLAH