28 Apr '16, 1pm

Army official on climate change effects on Army training and missions

Army official on climate change effects on Army training and missions

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 27, 2016) -- For the Big Green Machine -- America's Army -- climate change, efforts to prevent it, or to at least adapt to it are about more than saving Mother Earth or even the whales. It's about training, training space, how the Army fights, how often the Army will be called upon to fight in the future, and where. Last Friday, April 22, was Earth Day. The day has been observed annually since 1970. In conjunction with that observance, Richard G. Kidd IV, who serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability, along with his counterparts from the Navy, the Air Force and the Department of Defense discussed service-related perspectives on climate change during a panel discussion, April 26, in the Pentagon. CLIMATE CHANGES TRAINING A very visible effect of climate change on Soldiering, Kidd said, involves ho...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/166803

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