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Pentagon Climate Plan: War-fighting In Hotter, Harsher World

Pentagon Climate Plan: War-fighting In Hotter, Harsher World

A new Pentagon plan calls for incorporating the realities of a hotter, harsher Earth at every level in the U.S. military, from making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of strategic planning to training troops how to secure their own water supplies and treat heat injury.

WASHINGTON: In a story published Oct. 7, 2021, about the Pentagons plan for climate adaptation, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Defense Department since 2001 accounted for up to 80% of all U.S. energy consumption annually. The story should have said the Defense Department accounted for up to 80% of all U.S. government energy consumption annually.

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first published:October 08, 2021, 02:12 IST