Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition

Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition (2018)

From the Report WWW page:

The Center for Climate and Security’s Military Expert Panel Report: Sea Level Rise and the U.S. Military’s Mission, 2nd Edition concludes that sea level rise risks to coastal military installations will present serious risks to military readiness, operations and strategy, and includes new information regarding military installation vulnerabilities, including to the energy and transportation infrastructure that these installations depend on. The Panel includes retired flag and general officers from across the Armed Services: General Ronald Keys, USAF (Ret), Lieutenant General John Castellaw, USMC (Ret), Vice Admiral Robert Parker, USCG (Ret), Rear Admiral Ann Phillips, USN (Ret), Rear Admiral Jonathan White, USN (Ret) and Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, USA (Ret).

The Military Expert Panel Report asserts that policies and plans for addressing climate change risks must go beyond military infrastructure resilience, to include the resilience of surrounding civilian infrastructure, as well as the resilience of military operations and strategy in the face of these rapid changes. The authors recommend that policy-makers support comprehensive and preventive measures to address increasing risks from sea level rise. Recommendations include:

– Continuously identify and build capacity to address infrastructural, operational and strategic risks
– Integrate climate impact scenarios and projections into regular planning cycles
– Make climate-related decisions that incorporate the entire spectrum of risk projections
– Model catastrophic scenarios and incorporate into planning and war gaming exercises
– Work with international counterparts at key coastal bases abroad
– Track trends in climate impacts as uncertainty levels are reduced
– Maintain close collaboration with adjacent civilian communities
– Continue to invest in improvements in climate data and analysis.

Individual Fact Sheets

North Carolina Fact Sheet Cover

North Carolina
Including map of U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune’s vulnerability to sea level rise
September 20, 2018 

 

 

 

SC Fact Sheet Cover ImageSouth Carolina
Including detailed map of projected Sea Level Rise impacts on U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
July 14, 2018

 

 

 

Virginia Fact Sheet Cover ImageVirginia
Including detailed map of projected Sea Level Rise impacts on Joint Base Langley-Eustis
July 9, 2018

 

 

 

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