US Military Bases to Be Affected by Climate Change

The American Security Project at had constructed a map in 2017 of major US military bases that will be affected by climate change.  We took pictures of the location of the bases on the map with their description and the affects of climate change on them.  This is so people can easily use the results in their talks, and see what the results are.  We then posted them on our Flickr account album:  US Military Bases to Be Affected by Climate Change.  This covers 25 military bases.  Five of these are in Southern California.  The analysis covers effects at 2050 and 2100.

The title of their Interactive Map is:  The Vulnerability of America’s Military Bases to Climate Change.  The maps and editing are the creation of Sierra Hicks and Esther Babson.

These are critical examples of US Military Bases that are the basis of the Department of Defense’s report on the effects of climate change on the US military resources.  Other reports also cover refugee flows from climate change droughts and sea level rise, and their threats for causing conflicts.  These climate reports will be attacked by the rigged Presidential Committee on Climate Security.

The January 2019 National Defense Authorization Act  “Report on the Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense” examines climate effects on 79 critical bases.  53 of these face current threats from flooding.  43 of these face current threats from droughts, and 36 face current threats from wildfires.  Wildfires can also be followed by mudslides.  Heat waves also limit training days.  Permafrost melting can also affect Alaska bases.  The Congress only asked the DoD to report on threats during the next 20 years.  Military bases are expensive, and have to be built to last as long as other buildings and facilities.  Long range climate change planning is essential, yet is being blocked by the Trump administration.

The above report was submitted to Congress by the DoD, yet it was not publicized and not made available on the web.  When the press asked for it, the DoD put it on the web.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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