"GAO: Pentagon Needs To Improve Climate Planning"

"The Defense Department needs to better prepare for the potential impact of climate change, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns.

The GAO report, released Monday, recommends that the Pentagon form a plan and set hard deadlines to assess which military bases are vulnerable to climate change.

If the Defense Department doesn't establish a plan on some 7,591 locations worldwide, it "may not finish its assessments in a timely and complete manner," putting the facilities in question at risk."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill June 30, 2014.

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/210964-gao-tells-defense-dept-to-better-prepare-for-climate-change

Wednesday, July 2, 2014