Hill AFB, Naval Station Key West, Fort Hood Top DOD List of Installations at Risk from Climate Change

March 28, 2019

The Pentagon has updated its list of top military installations at the most risk from extreme weather events over the next 20 years. DOD sent the list in a letter last week to Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), who chairs the House Armed Services subcommittee on intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities.
The top bases on the list include Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Naval Station Key West, Fla.; and Fort Hood, Texas, according to The Hill.
The list “includes scoring and weighting of the five climate-related hazards (recurrent flooding, wildfire, drought, desertification and permafrost thaw) based on the immediacy of the threat,” Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, wrote in the letter, which Langevin released this week.
The updated at-risk list is in response to Democratic lawmakers’ questions for more detailed information after a broader Pentagon climate change report Jan. 17 that they said was not comprehensive enough, as reported by On Base.
 
DOD photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Lee

March 28, 2019

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