Oct 9, 2017 • 26M

How the Military Is (Quietly) Defying Trump by Battling Climate Change

Open in playerListen on);

Appears in this episode

Jason Fields
Conversations about conflict on an angry planet.
Episode details

Barack Obama ordered the U.S. military to directly prepare for climate change. Donald Trump’s White House reversed that policy.

So what’s a general to do?

Tara Copp, Pentagon bureau chief for Military Times, takes us deep into the five-sided box to tell us what the military is doing to fight what they see as a real threat, not just a political football. With more and more civilians in need of rescue, shipyards sinking below sea level, and Arctic ice breaking up, top brass is taking action now and leaving labels for another day.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.