Source:David Hasemeyer, Paul Horn, Joe Murphy, Nigel Chiwaya and Brock Stoneham
Affiliation:InsideClimate News & NBC News
Date:July - November 2019
Droughts, wildfires, rising seas, and flooding have started to threaten military bases and infrastructure. Destabilizing weather has worsened tensions abroad that could draw in U.S. forces. Climate change “will affect the Department of Defense's ability to defend the nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security,” a Pentagon assessment to Congress warned in 2015.