Threats

Lawmakers Probe Navy, Marine Corps Plans on Climate Change

Trump’s picks for Chief of Naval Operations and Marine Corps Commandant sailed through their confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Threats

Greenland Is Falling Apart

Its ice sheet, which holds enough water to raise sea level by 25 feet, may now be melting from the bottom.

Ideas

Tyndall and Offutt AFBs Need More Repair Money — and Fast

US Air Force readiness will suffer if Congress doesn’t approve more funds by June.

Threats

What Will Climate Change Mean for Security in Africa?

The Pentagon faces different challenges in a continent where it has only one permanent base — but lots of troops.

Ideas

Ep. 41: Climate Change vs. the US Military

In this episode, we investigate matters of resilience and base design as part of a broader look at how climate change will likely affect the U.S. military in the years ahead.

Ideas

As Africa Seeks Global Partners, It Will Ask: Who's Helping with Climate Change?

If the United States hopes to outduel China for influence on the continent, it must consider Cyclone Idai and its turbocharged ilk to come.

Threats

US Air Force: We Need $5 Billion To Fix Weather-Damaged Bases

Without the cash, service says it will cut pilot training, ground planes, stop other base construction projects.

Ideas

The Pentagon Could Lead the Green New Deal to Victory

Defense leaders have long braced for the impacts of climate change. Working with climate advocates could ward off those threats.

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Lawmakers Tell Pentagon: Revise and Resubmit Your Climate-Change Report

The most recent one didn’t even meet the legal requirements contained in the 2018 defense authorization act.

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As The Arctic Warms, US Navy Considering Summer Transit, Bering Sea Port

The Navy secretary says his service must be ready to answer Russian moves at the top of the world.

Threats

Global Carbon Emissions Rose in 2018 — A Lot

Three studies show the world is losing the fight to reduce greenhouse gases by 2030.

Policy

With Stakes Mounting, World’s Governments Meet on Climate Change

The Dec. 2-14 meeting in Poland is the most significant conference since Paris in 2015.

Threats

Why Publish a Dire Federal Climate Report on Black Friday?

In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.

Threats

Dire New UN Climate Report Lays Out a Way Ahead

The battle to prevent climate change has already been lost. But the battle to blunt its effects has just begun.

Ideas

Can Global Agreements Survive Without the US? Climate Change Offers A Test Case

American withdrawal from the Paris agreement is a test for the future of the globe, but also for the international order.

Ideas

US Agencies Chip Away at Science and Climate Change Spending

A progressive group analyzes Trump team efforts to downplay data and research.

Threats

Half of the US Military’s Sites Are Vulnerable to Climate Change. Now What?

Next up: figuring out what bases, airfields, and naval stations need help first, says the former Pentagon appointee who started the survey.

Threats

Shrugging Toward Doomsday

Experts warn that the world is now as dangerous as it was at the height of the Cold War. Many Americans already know it.

Policy

Trump Just Signed a Dire Warning about Climate Change

The 2018 NDAA acknowledges and anticipates climate change as an urgent threat, in sharp contrast to his administration’s past denials.

Ideas

Paris Pullout Shows How The US Is Shrugging Off Its Global Leadership

If America so easily tosses aside a hard-won diplomatic victory, what else is it willing to jettison?