Droughts, flooding, wildfires, and tropical storms are likely to become more severe as global temperatures rise. Understanding the links between climate and readiness can help the U.S. military ensure that forces are able to reliably and affordably sustain readiness in a changing climate.
National and Homeland Security
Understanding threats and hazards for security in a changing world
A changing climate has the potential to affect economic, demographic, and geopolitical factors in ways that amplify security problems at home and around the world. This can have profound impacts on national defense, law enforcement, and environmental security, affecting the nature of missions themselves, relationships with international partners, as well as the ability to conduct and sustain operations. RAND combines military and homeland security experience with climate change expertise to explore intersections for strategy, technology development and acquisition, logistics, personnel, and operations.