“With the U.S. Department of Defense officially recognizing climate change as an ‘existential threat,’ adaptive changes to military bases with climate-related vulnerabilities will require location- and objective-based assessments, experts with The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a nonpartisan institute, and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a nonprofit, told Newsweek.

“‘For them, it is a pragmatic, non-political issue,’ CCS Director John Conger, a former comptroller and principal deputy under secretary of defense, told Newsweek. ‘It is about protecting their ability to defend the country…'”

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