Veterans to Congress: Fight Climate Change to Secure Our Nation!

The Occupation of Iraq began on March 20, 2003. Seven years later, the United States is still there.

Climate Patriots is a highly appropriate video to watch this month because it provides a military perspective on energy, climate change, and American national security. The Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate conducted a series of interviews with former military leaders to discuss the challenges posed to the U.S. armed forces due to the impacts of climate change and our energy posture. The video features:

  • Senator John Warner (R-VA), Former chairman U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee;
  • Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy (Ret.);
  • Former Captain James Morin, U.S. Army; and
  • Admiral John Nathman, U.S. Navy (Ret.).

They argue, very convincingly, that fighting climate change is one way to ensure the security of our nation — if left unchecked, climate change could lead to civil strife, economic stress, conflicts over water and other resources, mass migration, and increased terrorism.

Watch and learn why fighting climate change will make the United States safer, more prosperous, and secure.


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