The Trump administration may peddle the notion that climate change is a “hoax” invented by the Chinese, but the industrial military complex isn’t willing to ignore the fact that 97 percent of reputable climate scientists agree that the phenomena is real. Because climate change will directly affect the United State’s ability to protect itself as a result of worsening natural disasters, rising sea levels and unprecedented flooding, the Pentagon has decided to follow the plan for climate change which was developed under the Obama administration.
Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump rescinded all federal climate change programs initiated by Obama during his two terms. Basically, he ordered the Pentagon to stop preparing for climate change. Fortunately, they have ignored him.
In 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) published what it called a “climate change roadmap.” This is essentially a blueprint to handle the predicted storms which will result from global warming. The document explained how the military needs to adapt to the world which is fast-approaching. Reportedly, the report concluded that American citizens could be helped out more, too. It reads: “The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities… in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters.”
Equipped with this information, the DoD issued a directive entitled “Climate Change Adaption and Resilience.” This roadmap was initiated, and climate change was deemed a certified threat to national security, reports IFLScience.
The Trump administration is presently assessing whether the directive should be rescinded, along with the outlined roadmap. Military Times reports that to abide by Trump’s executive order, the Pentagon is altering its language to match the administration’s. Without stating that climate change is fueled by human activity — a key denial point for the Trump administration, the Pentagon is recognizing global warming as a clear threat whose disastrous effects are largely preventable.
To follow what makes scientific and militaristic sense, the Pentagon will continue using “careful” language. Obviously, the scenario is less than ideal. Fortunately, action is being taken by the U.S. military industrial complex to address the threat of climate change and prepare for impending natural disasters.
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