Accession Number:

AD1047830

Title:

Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Military Operations in the Western Pacific

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON United States

Report Date:

2016-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Climate change will dramatically affect many nations in the Asia-Pacific region. We assess that the regions climate-related challenges 30 years from now will be similar to those of today storms, flooding, drought, agricultural stress but with greater average frequency and intensity. The security lines of operation most likely to be affected are humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and theater security cooperation. The authors find that the U.S. military is well equipped for these operations, even if they occur with growing frequency and complexity. This article is based on a study CNA performed in 2015 for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE