02 Apr '12, 5pm

U.S. military sees a threat in global warming

U.S. military sees a threat in global warming

by the National Research Council found that even moderate climate shifts will impact Navy operations. Sea-level rise and more severe storm surges will hit coastal military bases, and marine forces could also face more work in responding to an increase in humanitarian crises following disasters. The opening of the Arctic as sea ice disappears will likely require more patrols in harsh conditions as nations and industry interests are expected to vie for control of new trade routes and energy resources (Sidebar: The new geopolitics of global warming)

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/...

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