Climate change threatens $100B in Navy installations

Skip Bowman, ret. Navy Admiral, National Research Council

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 10:49 pm

Climate change is putting the Navy’s bank account at risk.

The National Research Council says that a rise in sea levels of about three feet could jeopardize $100 billion worth of Navy installations.

The findings are part of a report on how climate change could affect the military service. The chief of naval operations requested that report.

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Retired Admiral Skip Bowman worked on the projected. He says that climate change could put a lot of stress on operations, especially of the humanitarian kind.