• Pentagon Provides Updated Climate Change Vulnerability Information to Congress

    Pentagon Provides Updated Climate Change Vulnerability Information to Congress0

    The Pentagon has provided updated information to the Senate Armed Services Committee on which military installations it has determined are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Inside Defense reported. The information, including lists by service of installations most at risk to climate change disasters, had been mandated by Congress in December after DOD released

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  • GAO: Most U.S. Installations Underprepared for Climate Change

    GAO: Most U.S. Installations Underprepared for Climate Change0

    A Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday says a majority of U.S. military installations surveyed in a recent study have based their resiliency plans on past weather patterns instead of climate change projections. GAO visited or contacted 23 military installations and reported that DOD does not consistently assess climate change risks at its bases and

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  • Democrats to Include Climate Change Legislation in NDAA

    Democrats to Include Climate Change Legislation in NDAA0

    The Democrat-led House Armed Services Committee will seek to include in its fiscal 2020 NDAA legislation requirements that the Pentagon more aggressively study risks posed to its bases by climate change, Roll Call reported. Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) introduced a brief draft of the proposed requirements Thursday, saying they will be included in the draft

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  • Sen. Warren Proposes Military Climate Change Legislation

    Sen. Warren Proposes Military Climate Change Legislation0

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will introduce legislation to strengthen military installations against future climate change damage and require DOD to achieve net-zero emissions for all non-combat bases and infrastructure by 2030, Reuters reported Wednesday. Warren, a member of the Armed Services Committee and a Democratic presidential candidate, released a summary of her plan that would

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  • GAO Plans to Investigate DOD Climate Change Impacts

    GAO Plans to Investigate DOD Climate Change Impacts0

    The Government Accountability Office will investigate the effects of climate change on defense contracting, two senators announced. The GAO announced its decision in response to a letter from Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, and committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). “We’re pleased that the GAO has accepted our

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  • CNO Nominee Says Climate Change Will ‘Be a Problem’

    CNO Nominee Says Climate Change Will ‘Be a Problem’0

    Adm. William Moran, President Trump’s choice to become the next chief of naval operations, testified during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Tuesday that climate change is “going to be a problem” for the Navy. Moran also told lawmakers the service is in the planning stages to ready bases for issues such as rising

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