Military mission and sea level rise

A September, 2016 report concludes that sea level rise at coastal military installations will present serious risks to military readiness, operations and strategy.  The report, Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, is available from the Center for Climate and Security.

“For the United States to remain strong and ready, we must ensure that our military and federal first responder capabilities can withstand and adapt to sea level rise,” said Vice Admiral Rob Parker, U.S. Coast Guard (ret). “There isn’t a region in the world where rising seas don’t affect our military readiness and operations, and complicate our ability to do our job.  For our Coast Guard this is particularly true as they are embedded in the communities they serve and doubly impacted at home and at work.”

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