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Accession Number ADA564259
Title Military Adaptation to Climate Change.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 16p
Personal Author N. Sadusky
Abstract In the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), DoD, for the first time, explicitly evaluated climate change as part of the QDR. Climate change influences DoD's operating environment and missions. DoD will need to adapt to the impacts of climate change. DoD will need to retain mission capability resilience and address changing missions. U.S. Climate Change Trends: arid areas of the Southwest will become hotter and drier, increased temperatures and weather extremes in the Southeast, rising temperatures will impact cold-region installations, and coastal areas will be impacted by sea level rise and storm surge. Key Areas to Improve Mission and Reduce Overall Costs: Energy and Reliance on Fossil Fuels, Chemicals of Environmental Concern, Water Resources Management, and Maintaining Readiness in the Face of Climate Change. OBJECTIVE 1 -- Continued Availability of Critical Resources. OBJECTIVE 2 -- DoD is a U.S. Government Leader in Reducing Greenhouse Gases. OBJECTIVE 3 -- Minimize Waste and Pollution. OBJECTIVE 4 -- Management and Practices Built on Sustainability and Community.
Keywords Adaptation
Briefing charts
Chemical contamination
Climate change
Climate change trends
Cost reduction
Department of defense
Energy management
Fossil fuels
Fossil fuels reduction
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction
Hazardous materials
Military operations
Mission change
Operational readiness
Pollution abatement
Waste management
Water conservation
Water resources management improvement

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
74 - Military Sciences
68A - Air Pollution & Control
68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment), Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Briefing charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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