Dangers Without Borders

Military Readiness in a Warming World

Droughts, extreme heat, wildfires, rising seas and flooding have begun to threaten U.S. military bases and infrastructure. Destabilizing weather worsens tensions that could draw the United States into international conflicts.

In this ongoing series, Inside Climate News examines how threats to national security are being multiplied by climate change.

Will the U.S. military, if called upon, be able to respond to international crises if climate change has hammered its ships, planes and training grounds?