US Military War Games to Address Climate Change Threats

Posted February 18, 2016 at 6:32am

Climate Home reports that “US military planners have been ordered to war game climate change scenarios, focusing on “geopolitical and socioeconomic instability” linked to extreme weather.”  

“A new directive says forces need to undertake joint training exercises with allies to ‘enhance capacity’ and ‘improve tactics’ for tackling impacts linked to global warming.”  

“’Mission planning and execution must include identification and assessment of the effects of climate change on the DoD [department of defence] mission,’ it reads.”