DoD Releases 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which focuses on various actions and planning the DoD is taking to increase its resilience to the impacts of climate change.
"Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change," said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. "Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. By taking a proactive, flexible approach to assessment, analysis, and adaptation, the Defense Department will keep pace with a changing climate, minimize its impacts on our missions, and continue to protect our national security."
The 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap is available publicly at http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf.
The full text of Secretary Hagel's remarks announcing the roadmap at the Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas is available at http://www.defense.gov/Speeches/Speech.aspx?SpeechID=1893.