Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2023, 10:03 PM

Pentagon Officials Voice Readiness Concerns Over Climate Change

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

Top Pentagon officials expressed concerns on Wednesday about the military’s ability to understand and quickly react to the effects brought on by climate change.

“We don’t have the information at this point, and because of all of the different compounding variables, I don’t know that we ever will have a 100% predictive grasp” on specifically how military readiness will be affected by climate change, Kimberly Jackson, deputy assistant secretary of defense for force readiness, said at an event sponsored by the RAND Corporation.

“That is a challenge for us,” Jackson said. The challenge is made even more confounding by the ...

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