• Pentagon Survey Played Down Climate Change Threat

    Pentagon Survey Played Down Climate Change Threat0

    A Pentagon survey concluding that about half of military facilities worldwide experienced impacts from climate change-related risks de-emphasized the threat installations face as a result of climate change and rising sea levels, according to a draft version of the report obtained by the Washington Post. The final survey, which was submitted to Congress in January,

  • Pentagon Needs to Prepare for Threat of Sea-Level Rise, Panel Says

    Pentagon Needs to Prepare for Threat of Sea-Level Rise, Panel Says0

    As rising sea levels pose risks to coastal installations and military readiness over the remainder of the 21st Century, the military will need to make its infrastructure more resilient and work closely with its host communities, according to a new report from the Center for Climate and Security. “A number of coastal military bases and

  • Corps Study Assesses Risk along North Atlantic Coast from Sea-Level Rise0

    A new study by the Army Corps of Engineers assesses the risk along much of the Eastern seaboard from sea-level rise and other impacts of climate change. The goal of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study was to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the region hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. “In the last 100 years … every 20 to 30 years we’ve had a fairly significant storm that has pretty much created havoc along the coastal communities,” said Joseph Vietri, director of the National Planning Center of Expertise for Coastal Storm Risk Management. “That includes not only civilian communities, but also Department of Defense communities …