The Pentagon’s Climate Change Plan Is Great. But Will It Be Easy to Ignore?

October 16, 2014 7:49 PM

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The Pentagon’s Climate Change Plan Is Great. But Will It Be Easy to Ignore?

When the Pentagon released a new “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” on Monday, the backlash was quick and somewhat predictable. “Americans who might die at the hands of the Islamic State,” a Wall Street Journal editorial lamented, “won’t care that [Secretary of Defense Chuck] Hagel is mobilizing against melting glaciers.”

Aside from the snide hyperbole, the truth is, some of the critics have a point. The military should not be a utility tool, hauled out for every situation that needs fixing. That blunts the tool itself, not to mention that the military is not the best tool for every situation.

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