Why is the military more progressive than Congress when it comes to climate change?


The U.S. military is very concerned about climate change.

So concerned, in fact, that in the last few months it has: 1) issued a report detailing how climate change is a “threat multiplier” to issues of international security, 2) drawn a link between historic droughts in the world’s wheat growing regions and current global unrest, and 3) tied military stipulations into the landmark climate change accord reached by the U.S. and China.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has also emerged as a worldwide leader in green technologies of the last few years, an important shift considering that it is also one of the world’s largest polluters.

Compare these developments to certain Washington politicians who have been slow to share the military’s concern for climate change. One Senator even made headlines earlier this week for apparently admitting that human-caused climate change is real.

Though this disconnect has existed since the early 1990s the schism…

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