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DOD Using Climate Assessment Tool to Understand Impacts of Climate Change

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
DOD Using Climate Assessment Tool to Understand Impacts of Climate Change

The Defense Department has identified climate change as a critical national security threat and has taken steps to address vulnerabilities at its installations from climate change such as flooding, forest fires and drought.

There are some 5,000 DOD locations worldwide, each facing unique climate change risk factors. To better understand and manage these risks, the department has adopted and expanded a climate change tool designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to project the effects of climate change on almost 1,400 locations, according to Marissa McInnis, climate change program director and co-lead for the Climate Action Team.

The DOD Climate Assessment Tool, or DCAT, was released department-wide in September by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. 

View the Full Article: https://www.defense.gov/explore/news/article/article/2576382/dod-using-climate-assessment-tool-to-understand-impacts-of-climate-change/