Pentagon Addresses Climate Change In New Report, Calls It A 'Threat Multiplier'

October 14, 2014 7:43 AM

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Pentagon Addresses Climate Change In New Report, Calls It A 'Threat Multiplier'

Referring to climate change as a “threat multiplier,” United State Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that “rising global temperatures…climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events” could compound security challenges faced by the U.S. military. His remarks were included in the foreword to a report released by the Pentagon on Monday.

In the report, titled “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” Hagel said that uncertainty in climate change projections cannot be an “excuse for delaying action.” The 20-page report was released as Hagel attended a conference in Peru with his counterparts from North and South America.

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