One of America’s major
political parties may not yet be willing to acknowledge that climate
change is real, but it is already having significant effects on the U.S.
military. Flooding in Nebraska and a hurricane in Florida
that damaged military installations led to a recent Pentagon request of
$5 billion in relief money. Now Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and
Jack Reed, D-R.I., are calling on the Government Accountability Office
to assess military contractors’ vulnerability to climate risks.
Publisher: The Intercept | Author: Kate Aronoff