31 May '17, 1pm

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WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 — Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday. The Senate Appropriations Committee requested the report in conjunction with the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, asking that the undersecretary of defense for policy provide a report that identifies the most serious and likely climate-related security risks for each combatant command and the ways those commands integrate risk mitigation into their planning processes. Fragile States Vulnerable to Disruption The report finds that climate change is a security risk, Pentagon officials said, because it degrades living conditions, human security and the a...

Full article: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/612710/

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