There is even more pressure on the White House regarding climate change as reports show support from former officials who declare that they should dedicate more resources for this problem.
Climate Change Effects
Every year, the grounds of the U.S Naval Academy located in Annapolis, Md, founded in 1845 are flooded. This academy formed a lot of service members and is one of the most prestigious academies in the U.S.
As extreme weather strikes and sea levels rise more often due to climate change, we could witness the destruction of this architectural gem by the end of this century.
Many reports outline this warning as former national security officials and military officers called upon the current and coming administration to anticipate that climate change could also cause future global conflicts. Even nowadays, a lot of global conflicts can be associated as an effect of global warming, as declared by John Kerry, the U.S Secretary of State:
Since the interviews and reports drew such support from many officials and important personalities, the White House could be forced to allocate more money and resources to climate change in the future. However, this has not been a top issue for any of the candidates on this year’s trail.
The reports also include some recommendations for the White House, such as the creation of an official-cabinet level that will focus on related issues regarding security and climate change in the future.
Charles Jacoby Jr., a retired U.S. Army General declared during an interview with The Weather Channel that our interests are defined globally and such matters must be taken into account. a great deal of our former international conflicts were first created by competition on natural resources and it may be that in the near future we will shape our national security interests accordingly.
Of course, some officials failed to be impressed by this action. James Lewis, vice-president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that nowadays the military has another important threat to address and people got used to tag the word ‘security’ to any issue they have, making the security framework less effective.
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