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// by Lindsey Wilkinson

World Climate and Security Report Reveals Strain on Military and Security Services

A new report from the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) reveals that the increasing pace and intensity of climate hazards will strain military and security services around the world as they are called on to respond to climate-driven crises, as well as tackling direct climate threats to their own infrastructure and readiness. Keep Reading

DOD Sets Out Plans to Tackle Climate Security

Sometimes you want to hear from the very top, and sometimes you want to get into the details.  In the last couple of weeks, the U.S. Congress has done both, and each one teaches us something important about the way the Department of Defense (DoD) is planning to deal with climate change early in this Administration. Keep Reading

NOAA and Communities to Map Heat Inequities in 11 States

Within the same city, some neighborhoods can be up to 20°F hotter than others and, due largely to the practice of historic redlining — discriminatory, race-based lending and housing policies in the 1930s — these hot spots are often home to poorer communities of color. Keep Reading

Shift Needed to Impact-Based Weather Forecasting

The World Meteorological Organization says there is a need to switch to impact-based forecasting – an evolution from “what the weather will be” to “what the weather will do” so that people and businesses can act early, based on the warnings.  Keep Reading

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