Civil Air Patrol’s Quick Guide to Climate Change Impact to U.S. Air Force Installations

DOD Report on Climate Change Impact

by RemEd | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s note: This was a nicely timed gift. Thank you for your contribution.}

Can you help us conduct a gentle remediation on the fossil-fuel funneling fundies in CAP? It has been brought to our attention in the news today that Donald Trump is driving to undermine the January 2019 Report on Effects of a Changing Climate to the Department of Defense. [links redacted] CAPsters are ramping up their memes.

As you can see from the charts below, the Air Force is impacted even more than the Navy and CAP members have been dissuaded from reading it. So we did an highlights extract for you. You’re welcome!

Air Force Auxiliary Climate Change

Air Force Tops 2019 DOD Climate Change Impact Report

Air Force Climate Change Impact

Flooding, drought, desertification and wildfires concern the U.S. Air Force

[Editor: Civil Air Patrol members can read the report embedded below in its entirety, after reviewing the Air Force bases mentioned in the extract provided by the contributor.]

Air Force bases in western states, including Kirtland, Creech, Nellis, and Hill were also identified as vulnerable to current and future desertification. p.7

Additionally, recurrent flooding impacts operations and activities of contingency response groups at Andersen Air Force Base, as well as mobility response, communications, combat, and security forces squadrons. p.8

Hurricanes resulting in damage to infrastructure and delays in training, testing programs, and space launches at Tyndall Air Force Base, at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centers, and the Eastern Range. p.10

As mentioned earlier in this report, flooding at JBLE-Langley Air Force Base has become more frequent and severe. JBLELangley also requires that all new development is constructed at a minimum elevation of 10.5 feet above sea level with some projects planned for higher elevation due to high communication intensity and need for greater hardening. p.11

Eglin and MacDill Air Force Bases
in Florida partnered with local groups to address persistent coastal erosion around their installations. Oyster shells collected from local restaurants became the foundation for oyster reefs to create a living shoreline, bolstering natural protection of critical historic sites, stabilizing shoreline, protecting the riparian and intertidal environment, thereby creating habitat for aquatic/terrestrial species. p.12

Listing of all Air Force Bases Impacted by Climate Change

1 Comment on "Civil Air Patrol’s Quick Guide to Climate Change Impact to U.S. Air Force Installations"

  1. You know who’s a good Air Force leader? General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, USAF.

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