Pentagon: We Could Soon Be Fighting Climate Wars

The submarine USS Annapolis breaks through three feet of ice in the Arctic Ocean during an exercise in 2009. A report today from the Pentagon calls for an increased US military presence in the Arctic. Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Navy Visual News Service/AP

New report signals an “evolution” in Pentagon’s approach to climate change.

Global Warming Could Cause 50 Percent Increase in Violent Conflict

Syrian rebels reposition in May. Medyan Dairieh/ZUMAPress

Scientists see fresh evidence of a strong link between climate change and violence.

Climate Change Is the Biggest Threat in the Pacific, Says Top U.S. Admiral

Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet/Flickr

Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III is no smelly hippie.

How Climate Change Worsened Violence in Syria

Syrian rebels rally in Aleppo last November. Pau Rigol/ZUMA

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Inside the Military’s Clean-Energy Revolution

Frank Stockton

Damn the deniers, the doubters, and the do-nothing Congress. The Pentagon is moving full green ahead.

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