Understanding the effects of Climate Change and dealing with it is crucial for national security, said senior climate advisor to DOD’s defense secretary. He said the impact of is real and significant to national security. Moreover, is going to impact severely in terms of resources and readiness, said Joe Bryan.
He cited some examples of Climate Change, including the Arctic warm-up, extended drought conditions in regions including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras driving migration, water resources facing risk due to extreme droughts and heat.
He noted that most of the DOD energy is consumed by defense systems, including ships, airplanes, and more such combat systems. He pointed out that facilities do not consume more energy. Bryan cited that DOD is reducing the operational demand of the forces by introducing e-vehicles, making improvements in engines of ships to increase the fuel efficiency of the ships. Bryan also mentioned that President Biden had prioritized the production of lithium-ion batteries.