"Warren Unveils Bill To Protect U.S. Military From Climate Change"

"WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years.

Three U.S. bases have suffered billions of dollars in damage from hurricanes and floods since last year. Repairs have been delayed at Air Force Base Tyndall in Florida and the branch’s Offutt base in Nebraska as a disaster relief bill stalls in the U.S. Congress.

“Climate change is real, it is worsening by the day, and it is undermining our military readiness,” Warren said in a post on Medium about the bill.

Warren’s proposed legislation, called the Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act, pushes the Pentagon, the world’s largest institutional consumer of energy, to achieve net zero carbon emissions for all its non-combat bases and infrastructure by 2030. The goal could be met by cutting greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide 100% or by offsetting them with investments in projects such as clean energy. "

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters May 15, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 05/16/2019