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As Debate Goes On, the Military Prepares for Climate Change | Defense One

Sailors clear ice outside the USS Connecticut during Ice Exercise 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien)

Sailors clear ice outside the USS Connecticut during Ice Exercise 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien)

The White House released its National Climate Assessment this week, a 1,100 page document by more than 300 experts examining the effects of man-made climate change on various aspects of American life. While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and that human factors are largely the cause, public debate persists around climate change, humanity’s role in it, and whether or not its effects will be as severe as the Obama administration and the scientific community are projecting.

But there’s little debate over climate change at the Pentagon, where the realities of temperature increases are now a part of everyday planning.

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