Climate Toll on Arctic Bases: Sunken Runways, Damaged Roads | app


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military bases in the Arctic and sub-Arctic are not preparing their facilities for long-term climate change as required, even as soaring temperatures and melting ice are already cracking runways and base roads and increase the risk of flooding in the north, the Pentagon’s monitoring office said Friday.

The Department of Defense Inspector General’s report provides a rare public assessment of the military’s readiness — or lack thereof — for deteriorating weather conditions in a warming Earth.

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